Friday, August 19, 2016
Special Feature: "Flatland: Variations on a Ballad, Part V" by the Editor
Flatland: Variations on a Ballad
Steven Wittenberg Gordon
in a plane
on a bed of blades.
My spirit fades.
Poet's Notes: Part V is full of assonances and consonances and even a hard end-line rhyming couplet at the end, but it is no longer recognizable as a ballad. Only the last two lines contain more than two words. That said the roots of each chord of version I remain. My thanks to Frequent Contributor Ross Balcom for inspiring this one.