For this week’s Meeting The Bar (Form) Challenge at dVerse Poets, our friend Peter Frankis provides us with several stunningly good examples of Circular Poetry (either form or concept) and asks us to create something in the same vein, ending up somewhere near where it began.
Coincidentally, my (appx 5AM) Morning Pages exercise piece kind of ended up where it started, so I opened up the file, did a little tweaking and….
I admit to being only half-awake when I wrote it, but I hope this measures up:
Dreamland Newsreel Rerun
All night long the newsreel dreamer dreams,
dreaming endless dreams of new news, reels
upon reels of rerun ancient oldies, songs sung,
first dates’ faces etched in scattered sketchbooks,
empty checkbooks, books upon books upon books
read and unread; books he still intends to write:
The Bill of Rights For The Unremarkable Man,
All the Wrong Things To Do, All The Things I Did Or
Should Have Done Instead, The Dead Man’s Dream,
and on and on and on.
And there’s awesome footage of his favorite author’s
autograph hounds overstepping each other, hoping
only to win the bet, get the red-hot famous name,
head home smiling, all the while justly dreaming of
crawling back into bed, reviewing the day’s events
on The Nightly News until finally, finally, finally
drifting off to Dreamland’s rerun rerun newsreels.
Meeting The Bar
~ Coming Full Circle ~