Wednesday, December 8, 2010

"simplify" a poem

I’m working mornings now – can you believe it? I worked out this poem today: I’ve been thinking about how to simplify my life. Hence the poem.

Daniel Christopher June




Simplicity’s necessity

   Is to knit a finer destiny

Quit the stitch by ten fold

   Cut a subtler history.             


Drop all but a few bare beads

   Know all you own by name

What shows your goals, a few thin needs

   Let that alone remain.


Edit to hell the excess of words

Urge to turn your work down by a third.









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