Steve McCaffery

(1947 / Sheffield, England)

Writing a Sand Thinking - Poem by Steve McCaffery

After the gossip one returns to grammar.
Almost to say that speech
compares us
renting that as a fact the case stands firm
for what we own.
by relations instance this as
the index of my slab. Your
slap at it.
The clouds pastiche aubade
Sid's bakery delivers symmetry
inside an adult formula for
Saturdays. Our poppies
in history.

Topic(s) of this poem: writing

Comments about Writing a Sand Thinking by Steve McCaffery

  • (11/15/2016 6:21:00 PM)

    I wont pretend to know what the hell this means, its like a dictionary exploded and he resuscitated the words in different phrases. Its beautiful nonsense, for people who don't like it, try writing something like this. Its poetry that expresses fluid thought not static possess. (Report) Reply

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  • Seamus O' Brian (11/15/2016 12:07:00 PM)

    An experiment in obscurity. I wouldn't waste time attempting to decipher it, unless you are smoking the same substance the author was. (just kidding, there─but not just) Tangential works like this are more for the delivery of the texture of words and syntax, rather than the concrete meaning. Enjoy it for what it sounds like, and the images that may derive.

    Personally, Robert's image of thinking under the sand while seagulls gaze on in bewilderment is far more visually appealing.

    I give this poem an 8 by way of inducing Robert's 10+ comment.

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/15/2016 4:49:00 AM)

    Interesting poem, It is not going to remain permanent, like writing on sand. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (11/15/2016 3:49:00 AM)

    Writing A Sand Thinking
    Thinking under sand produces abtruse poetry. Were the seagulls the audience for this pen? Or, was it an audience of one, the poet?

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    Seamus O' Brian Seamus O' Brian (11/15/2016 12:09:00 PM)

    Please note as above, your comment here has attached to this particular piece a moment of personal enrichment that otherwise would not have occurred.

  • (11/15/2016 1:44:00 AM)

    Through the few lines of poem a great experience (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/15/2016 12:33:00 AM)

    My slab
    Relations. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (11/15/2016 12:12:00 AM)

    Writing A Sand Thinking.... Nice work.....
    Thanks for sharing.....
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  • Kelly Kurt (6/30/2015 9:46:00 AM)

    Very interesting. I will have to read this a few more times.
    Thanks for sharing, Steve.
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    Seamus O' Brian Seamus O' Brian (11/15/2016 12:11:00 PM)

    I admire your perseverance, Mr. Kurt. I have, too, read this a few times and encountered different shades of the same obscurity each time.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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