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Saturday, July 27, 2013

I Quote, You 'Ku - Day 27

“The idea that memory is linear is nonsense. What we have in our heads is a collection of frames. As to time itself – can it be linear when all these snatches of other presents exist at once in your mind? A very elusive and tricky concept, time.”

~Penelope Lively

Your challenge is to write a haiku or tanka (or choose one of your previously published works) that has a connection with the themes/feelings/images of the above quote, without just restating what has appeared in the text, to create a haibun. Play around with it and see what you come up with. Enjoy!

Click here for the first post on how I Quote, You 'Ku works. Every poet who posts a poem this month will be entered into the draw to win a copy of A New Resonance 8.


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    1. meandering river--
      my floating shadow
      from dawn to dust

  2. of time and women
    all frames in his mind at once
    he takes off her clothes

  3. years from now
    I promise to remember
    how you looked that night
    alone on the verandah
    holding moonlight in your hands

    1st place, 2011 TSA contest

    (Couldn't resist . . . )

  4. July 27: memory

    the memory lost
    in the memory to be

    Gary B