Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Review of "Measurement Fable" by Rusty Morrison

"Measurement Fable" by Rusty Morrison was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on January 7, 2014. A link to the poem, including the poet's notes, may be found here:

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/23827?utm_source=PAD%3A+Measurement+Fable+by+Rusty+Morrison&utm_campaign=poemaday_010714&utm_medium=email

The poet reveals in her notes that she was inspired by the writings of Georges Bataille (1897 - 1962) (pictured).  His first name is spelled incorrectly in the opening line (lacking the final "s").  Bataille was a colorful French writer, philosopher, and socialite.  Additional biographical information about him may be found here:

http://www.egs.edu/library/georges-bataille/biography/

"Measurement" is arranged in fourteen stanzas of one to two lines each, perhaps a nod to the sonnet form, perhaps to haiku.  The poem moves from one enigmatic subject to another.  It is unclear if the speaker is a person or an insect.

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