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Analog Clocks

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This poem is dedicated to the poet and resident contributor to Hennen's Observer Alberto Arza.

 

Tick

       Tick

           Tick

the clock face
of rhythmic life

all is well today
and tomorrow

            Tick

       Tick

Tick

digital clocks clinical
zeros and ones DNA
efficient replication
occasional defects

analog slowly slowly
stops.
like old men

digital glitches
out-
like my generation

 

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i really like the last two stanzas.

Soi-Disant, The Blue Roof

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Thank you.

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First thanks for the dedication. The poem is visually appealing, and it's form lends itself to the message. The semi-circular structure of the first ten lines hints at the cyclical nature of time, with an apex, and ultimately back down to zero....

First thanks for the dedication. The poem is visually appealing, and it's form lends itself to the message. The semi-circular structure of the first ten lines hints at the cyclical nature of time, with an apex, and ultimately back down to zero. I'm venturing to guess that the "Sequence" series came into play here. I'm diggin it mon! (out of date expression from an out- generation - there is hope it will be cool again, dig?)

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Yes, I knew that the subject matter was your cup of tea. I also abstracted the two forms of technology into the intergenerational theme that we've discussed, re: a short story about Gen X and the Boomers.

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2 things i love about this: 1 - the format is very clever. i don't think there is enough visual experimentation very much in poetry. 2 - not only does the analogy really hit the mark of its topic, but also seems the perfect length in expressing...

2 things i love about this: 1 - the format is very clever. i don't think there is enough visual experimentation very much in poetry. 2 - not only does the analogy really hit the mark of its topic, but also seems the perfect length in expressing its message

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Thank you for the compliments. It's appreciated.

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