Poem a Day 2013 #5: Puzzle

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Poem number 5. About reading a poem by a friend whose poetic skills I very much admire.

Puzzle

I tried to unpick his poem

to discover his secret

how he contrived the beauty

how he finessed the effect.

 

I pulled it apart.

Examined each component.

Thought I saw how he did it.

Tried to put it back together.

 

When I’d finished,

There was a bit left over.

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Copyright Mike Hopkins 2013

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