seasons march on in a row
time parading by
slideshow photos come to life
fresh from God’s own eye
 
cycles spin like roulette wheel
where bottom becomes top
then passes on around again
without pause or stop
 
no one here has seen the first
we won’t see the last
seasons persist while earth remains
enjoy as they flow past.
from Seasons by N.K. Wagner, copyright © 2019

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  • July 25, 2019 at 10:28 pm
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    Hi NK

    A very lovely and refreshing poem. You have a nice easy style about your presentation and rhyming and I always enjoy that. I like to watch nature roll on and you have said it very well. I hope to read more of your work.

    Thank you

    Ambot

  • July 25, 2019 at 12:53 am
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    Hey, PD! Thank you so much for your kind review. Thought I should review one piece of everyone else’s work before posting my own, so I’ve been hanging back a bit. Some of us here are old friends, but I don’t believe you and I have crossed paths before. I suspect we’ll be buddies before long.

    Lack of caps and punctuation is the current style in poetry–sorta like sideburn lengths, and about as important. I blame Twitter.

    It’s actually effective in free verse, forcing the poet to use line breaks in place of punctuation. It’s also the norm in most short Japanese poetry forms, where I like to dabble.

    I drag out the punctuation for complex formal poems like triolets and pantoums and such, because repeating lines can have different meanings depending upon how they’re punctuated.

    But if a poem is simple rhymed quatrains, I go with the minimalist look because the punctuation adds nothing to the meaning. It forces the poet to make careful word choices and the reader to concentrate on the words; there’s nothing to distract either party and nothing to hide behind.

    In reality, though, ya gotta learn to do it right before ya can break the rules. And you can’t go wrong if you capitalize and punctuate correctly.

    Now, if I could only learn to count syllables accurately … 🙂 N

  • July 24, 2019 at 9:17 pm
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    Hello Nancy

    I was hoping to catch one of your pieces and my luck is in. I love the message, the rhyme and the flow of this poem.

    I’m not sure about the lack of capital letters and the punctuation, but I have seen it before and I am only a relative newcomer compared to most people that I’ve read. Perhaps you can let me know the reasoning behind it.

    Very nice piece of poetry.

    PD

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