Poetry or Prose? From “Alive & 65”

Flying geese
Submitted to Just Sayin' Caledon

The following piece can be found on page 33 of Alive & 65 by Palgrave’s Carol Good. The book is available at Forster’s Book Garden in Bolton.

Poetry or prose?

fragment from Variation on a Theme by W. S. Merwin


Coming to me out of mid-air*

not from swirling eddies

nor high altitude zephyrs

words appear for plucking and plopping

onto paper


Almost in formation

like jagged geese vee’s

direction clearly defined

inviting conversion

into verse


Who really knows

whether it’s poetry or prose

simply grateful

that I take notes

and pay attention


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