Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Great Regulars: I've read "Someone In a Riot of Stones"

as if most of the stanzas were end-stopped, but of course there is the possibility of complicating it further and, at least sometimes, fusing the syntax over the stanza break. Then we would have such strange suggestive phrases as "a riot of stones like that//Crawler . . ." and "even an unmoving lizard//Athlete leaping . . ."

The more you read this intriguing, resistant poem, the more koan-like it becomes.

[by Han Dong]

Someone in a Riot of Stones

from Carol Rumens: The Guardian: Poem of the week: Someone in a Riot of Stones by Han Dong


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