UNPUBLISHED

Modestly,
it is a fine poem,
perhaps my best ever,
formed in sleepless dark,
truly rich in quiet emotion
while groundbreaking
in simplicity of construction.

I had labored long with syntax,
seeking a quality of musicality,
absent in some earlier works.
The focus enfolds in rhythmic beat,
avoiding the restrictions
felt so often in forced rhyme.

Time permitting,
I plan to present it in final form
— one day soon.
 

Gus Daum

May 2014

 

 

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A Kansan who has migrated to Oregon.
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