Writing 201: Poetry | 6: Faces, Found Poetry, Chiasmus

Interesting one for today’s assignment (I’ve caught up at last!): Faces, okay – I can get that; Chiasmus (it means reversal apparently), I can work with that too. Found poetry, though, I’m not sure I see the point. So for the first time in the course, I’m deliberately ignoring part of the assignment, which we are allowed to do by the way.

Here, then, is my poem about Faces, with added Chiasmus.

Diddle-de-de, Diddle-de-da,
racing down the tracks
staring at the paper, paper staring back.

Diddle-de-de, Diddle-de-da,
conversations, connected, on-line, linked in to the entire world,
silence, packed in with Mr. Hat and Mrs. with the big coat, green.

Diddle-de-de, Diddle-de-da,
Rats, races, chasing, streaming,
into the office, the coffee shop, making the daily show.

Later: the bell rings;
Quick! Repeat, off we go…
Diddle-de-de, Diddle-de-da,
Diddle-de-de, Diddle-de-da,
Diddle-de-de, Diddle-de-da.

Can you tell I spend too much time on the train?

Thanks for reading, hope you like it 🙂

M

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