REVIEW AMERICANA

 

Spring 2008

Volume 3, Issue 1

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GERARD SARNAT

 

[Too] Soon After Today's Pinsky Colloquium

 

Lyre to my ear,
hearing more than thinking,
perhaps lying to myself about passion,
not just analyzing...
not to change the metaphor,
but I wonder if Robert's words of wisdom --
how to master the hard Claymation work
of shaping, so syntax and melody,
lyrics and lines, settle into themselves,
making metric sense when read out loud;
noodled just enough that fast-food
marinades into a finely slow-cooked stew
of vowels and consonants, rushing,
rolling together with rich fiery accents;
and other times, martyr to the miter,
toning it down, burnishing the pyre
-- is something I can really do?

 


 

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