Watching the Ripples Radiate.
Author: marshalg

Chapter 182
















Disillusioned, is the word I use

To show you what I know,

When ponderous poets empathize

With undeserved word flow.


Analysis of purpose made

Dissection of the theme,

This superficial commentary

To hints of depth... Unseen.


The need to  taste a stanza's flavour

To roll it on the tongue,

Like merlot spilt on burning stone

In searing midday sun.


Tossed banalities for empty lines,

Back scratching for the crew

Who choose to curry favour

With the elevated few.


Bring forth the real word smith, I say,

Release the razor's knife,

Carve substance to selection's choice

And breathe this site some life.




Mangere Bridge

12 December 2009


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