Just a note for anyone who reads the post below this one. When I stopped writing verse over ten years ago I had been wanting to develop a form whereby rhyming, metered verse morphed into prose, and perhaps back again in one work. This can have a humorous effect, but also, if the morph is smooth and the subject serious the effect is perhaps too uncomfortable to work.
The intention was to highlight the differences between poetry and prose, particularly at the level of meaning. It's like the difference between singing and speaking, but not so strong. Opera lovers will know about this, but in pure music there is no counterpart.
Writers of modern gobbledegook that avoids music, form, meter, and rhyme, and as far as I can tell, meaning arouses no curiosity in me at all. With prose, if I don't understand it then it's probably my fault. So if you do read the lines below please don't look for any levels of meaning but the one on top. Thank you friends.
Twenty Years Ago. - It was Thursday afternoon, June 18, 1998. I was slumped on the sofa in my usual drunken stupor. A frightened man barely clinging onto the last, fragile r...
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