March 02, 2007
We Will Never Have Been Our Stories
We were never
our stories yesterday
We will be
our stories today
our stories tomorrow
our stories now
thoughts behind this poem
This is an experiment with the expandable possibilities of irreducible forms. This poem is built on the syntax,
Grammatically, this means that each stanza is a variation of:
[n.] ([v.] +/– adv.)
Presuming apostrophes as part of the "invisible punctuation", one can infer an alternate second verse form:
Each second verse is also structured as a meditation on the gerund of to be. If considered as a synonym of being, the noun stories functions interchangeably with being on both the semantic and the syntactic levels.
Add tense to the picture, and things become really exciting!
… I think I should go outside now.
Posted by delire at March 2, 2007 04:51 PM