Writer’s convergence, linking disparate elements into a whole—maybe coherent only to the writer—but may be a new “whole” when synergy occurs and changes a writer’s plans.
“Teach This Poem,” a Monday offering from The Academy of American Poets, offers:
What is the current that makes machinery, that makes it crackle, what is the current that presents a long line and a necessary waist. What is this current.
What is the wind, what is it.
Where is the serene length, it is there and a dark place is not a dark place, only a white and red are black, only a yellow and green are blue, a pink is scarlet, a bow is every color. A line distinguishes it. A line just distinguishes it.
I have just finished reading an article published on Medium from MIT’s Technology Review entitled, “How the Science of Persuasion Could Change the Politics of Climate Change.”
I have planned to write about our buying a house. (That will have to wait.)
Recommendations for teaching Stein’s poem include:
“Ask a question that can’t be easily or accurately answered.” AND
“Write a poem that describes
Something using only questions and answers
Words…might not make sense.”
Wars Over Climate Change
What is it that changes minds Other people
I mean Should they
What of cautious footing Is that what
pussy footing means
So what if I’m wrong
What will happen
will happen right
How can I stand