Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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LINE OF VERSE

Line of verse moves so
cadence first, test of ear
measures what it hears
slow or fast prosaic like
dull or representative
prosody, a poetic style
reveled, bold intricacies
concealed, word’s force
dynamic meanings told
in beauty of ambiguity
eloquent emotion, unique
rhythms, forms delve
unconscious zones of
impulses, limits resist
restrictions, varying
surprises unexpected
introduce us suddenly
to that, not supposed.




© Jan G. Otterstrom F. July 4, 2015