The Japan Quiz
will be this Friday.
These web-pages are all you’ll have
remember the fixed
frame of the branches
the blossom’s revelry
the brush placed and stilled
the last days of the samurai
the rise of the merchant-classes
remember the slight
sway of the branches
a lantern dangling
its private landscape
are all you’ll have
apart from what we’ll talk about on Wednesday.
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Love this piece. How do you decide how to position the spacing? It’s very effective – and so specific.
Lovely imagery and love the detail – ‘rise of the merchant classes – basic themes’ quite a lot of humour to it.
I love that you’re blogging poetry!
Thanks, Lydia. The spacing was instinctive-just seemed right.It’s great to do this so I have to work quite quickly and go with first things which is good for me. I have a fixation about Japan anyway and found the title and first line and chose an image and took it from there.