For my dVerse Meeting the Bar prompt of poetry craft and critique, ‘to turn again, about turn again’ we are employing the device of ‘epiphora/epistrophe’ which makes use of consecutive end line repeats of words or phrases. The optional extra is ‘Symploce’ – a consecutive repeat of first and final words.
Since ‘epiphora’ is also a medical term for excess tear production, I have given the poem a sad theme.
It’s going on all the time, second by nanosecond under our very eyes, but only when there are big enough bundles of accumulated moments along a timeline do we sheaf them together and call it change. After months away, I revisit holiday haunts, accustomizing, noting absences, novelties,… Continue Reading “Houseboat”