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Frozen Sweeper

Rating: 3.5

The streets are almost empty tonight
as they seem to be most nights now
like the hollow hallways of a dormant museum.
Doors and windows stitched tightly shut,
the silence is an artful dream.

Dazzling darts may pass through,
but I am unaware.
In turn they are oblivious
to my beseeching stare

for something – anything –
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Goldy Locks 15 July 2006

don't think you should compromise your style, Sean. i think your strength lies in your ability to combine free verse/thought with moderate structure. i'd like to see you do away with structure all together. & see what happens. (political views aside) as for your 'streets of winter' poems - i dig them. Sus.

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Daniel Tyler 02 June 2006

No I don't buy Jefferson's view here and not for the first time either! I think your strength is the ability to mix conventional standards with free verse-type approaches. That should be praised in my view. This poem has a crisp, glacial feel to it in the cut glass consonants used, effectively evoking theme and place.

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Elsa Brooks 20 May 2005

beautifully vivid

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