Tuesday, January 29, 2013
DAILY POEM Creatures of a Day*
caught in webs of light
light to air to earth, water
flowering stars, dust to dust
©2013 A Tanka To Creatures of a Day In Conspectu Mortis
stephanie pope mythopoetry.com monsters and bugs poetry series
*Creatures of a Day, is a description from Greek culture of men as ephemeroi. The central ideation in the poetic image as metaphor focuses on transitory nature and highlights the loose hold holding life.
By the same token, in conspectu mortis footnotes another way of seeing and telling the story through this hold while keeping the same ending open or enjambed.