Haiku for a Monday, Late September

Still listening to the Yale Online class on Modern Poetry. Today continued on the discussion of William Carlos Williams and his very modern views and poems. The idea of seeing and describing or showing things in a new way is not particularly new but the ways of accomplishing this can be.

In a break of this rather dense lecture, I had a thought which I managed to preserve until I had the chance to get it down. Maybe it will get reworked into a longer poem but in the meantime here are some haiku to let you know I’m still here.

My shadow points first
one way and then another,
then it disappears.

rarely are we still
enough to see rotation
repeating daily

daily and daily
hours spin us round and round
and dizzy, we spin.

Poet: a philospher,
writing and interpreting,
new way of seeing.

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