Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Logic of Lapidary

Trickler and tricolour French flag,
In Stratford's fluvial recreation,
I hear this homophone, and understand
That Rimbaud did not stop writing at 21.
As seer, he employed future events' editorial.

He laboured well and terse,

Producing the incunabula of verse

That would go on writing.

The "other horrible workers" are not poets,
But events, pursuant, and changes in context;

Rimbaud's verse was powder,
And time is a trickler,

Making it run and run.