GET OVER IT

clock

 

The importance of

found materials,

 

the desire to drive

on through the fog.

 

The use of conjecture

to understand history,

 

the future as seen by

those you don’t trust,

 

the ability to be here now.

The irrelevance of time

 

as you stand on the corner

and sing me a song.

 

 

© Rupert M Loydell

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3 Responses to GET OVER IT

  1. Pippa says:

    Accademic poetry like this puzzles me the graphic is very cool but the words don’t carry me anywhere . Are they meant to ?

  2. Rupert says:

    I’m puzzled to what’s “academic” about my poem here? The poem is full of images and ideas… Hopefully it makes you think; I’m certainly not into forcing you to “feel” if that’s what you mean by being carried somewhere. I think too many poems work on a I-have-experienced-something-and-want-to-share-it-with-you level: I don’t trust poets who think their emotional situation is important in itself. This is about timeless moments.

    Thank you for taking the time to read and comment!

  3. Pippa says:

    Hello : In response to your response as you were puzzled by my views on the poem I thought it fair to respond and have the definition of accademic in the context I see your poem : “4(Of an art form) conventional, especially in an idealized or excessively formal way:” The language is very conventional . Thanks for sharing your views I don’t agree with your commentsI think too many poems work on a I-have-experienced-something-and-want-to-share-it-with-you level: I don’t trust poets who think their emotional situation is important in itself. ” Every poet is different and I don’t believe in lumping all ‘poets’ of whatever persuasion into such a category .As to who you ‘trust,’ and who you don’t that really is none of my business.

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