Percy Quillwort

Rookie (Cape Elisabeth, Maine)

The Rocque - Poem by Percy Quillwort

i took a step out to the edge of that great white bird
without thinking, my hand went toward
a flash of beak!
and I was dead

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  • Percy Quillwort (10/4/2011 11:06:00 PM)

    This piece is a tribute to Rimsky-Korsakov and the Marquis of Queensbury, may he rest in peace. It should be read with a 'pecking' inflection, but not excessively so, lest the result become a sort of absurd melodrama more appropriate for cabaret entertainment than legitimate art. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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