Tuesday, March 11, 2014

New Poem: "Snow flurries fall (after Timothy O'Keefe)"

The latest addition to my Snowetry collection is "Snow flurries fall."  I was inspired by seeing a poem prominently posted in the Title Nine women's clothing store at the Park Place shopping mall in Leawood, Kansas (I was there with my wife).  I did not know at the time that I was reading a poem after Timothy O'Keefe (pictured) until I saw yet another one, this one definitely by O'Keefe, on the back of this month's The American Poetry Review.  Additional information about this up-and-coming poet may be found here:  http://www.pw.org/content/timothy_oampkeefe.

It was both fun and challenging to compose a poem after O'Keefe's style.  I persevered until I had filled an entire page side-to-side, single spaced--a full 730 words.  It took several sessions over several days to complete.  I ended the poem as it began, coming full circle.

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