Poem a Day 2013 #5: Puzzle


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


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.

Copyright Mike Hopkins 2013


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