Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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THE POEM

The poem is a parallel experience
image and sensation absorbed by the mind
fed from vital springs, influence of time
and its hammerings, shaping the medium
of words, sound and meaning into tropes
form and feelings, symbolic transfer
to the unity of the whole effect, immeasurable
plain, immense sea, under blue sky
delicate yellow greens, checkering ploughed
purple soil, sloping to the grating shore
sand and pebbles, opening ways deep in us
swells and waves, white pink foam fusion
in morning light, on a vast ocean of marine dreams.




c) Jan G. Otterstrom F. 3/26/2012 Costa Rica