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Sunday, 19 February 2012

China: A Day In The Life Part 4

The next poem is both a description of my walk to school and an experiment in form. The verses are each in the form of a Fib which is syllable counting poem. The usual form is a poem of six lines with syllable count 1/1/2/3/5/8. This is called the Fibonacci sequence - a numerical sequence where each number is the sum of the two preceding ones.
Mine isn't quite in this form as I only have one one-syllabled line at the start.

From Here To There

I fall down
a deep dark tunnel
and into a strange wonderland.

with strange fruits
stare at my face's
unfamiliar symmetry.

lead up
and over
and into the park:
market traders lay out their stalls.

quick, quick, slow,
throughout the morning:
pedestrians weave between them.

in bright arcs,
above and around
synchronised morning warriors.

 my coming,
anticipates me
with a thousand shrieking hellos.