Fingertips, or: Poets Posted on May 1, 2021April 30, 2021 by ben Alexander My 1st naani Fingertips trace keys with silent wisdom // Each one a poetic genre // Each its own form // Strokes Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)MoreClick to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related
17 thoughts on “Fingertips, or: Poets”
Interesting little poem in a form I was not familiar with.
I just discovered it. It’s almost not a form… so easy and so basic.
Yet you are able to say so much in such a basic form – very nice.
I’m not the least surprised that you gravitated to this near Haiku form… and of course you are an expert at distilling the emotion and drama into a few short syllables. I really like this one!!
Thanks SO much, Muri. BTW, I just wrote a rhyming sestina because you inspired me to –
Lester Bangs writes about playing the typewriter on the stage with a punk band called the Mekons. It was his instrument. I read your poem and smiled thinking of it.
Wow; that is a piece of history! I did a quick Google search, and came up with this (from HERE):
I love that you thought of that 😀
I think Lester was a fine writer. You might enjoy his work. There are a couple of collections which are worth reading. His piece on Astral Weeks is pure art. I wonder if I misremembered or if he played for the Mekons too!
Thanks for telling me about him!
I hope you enjoy his writing, it is somewhere between Beat and gonzo…I just wish there was footage of Lester playing the typewriter.
❤ TPS ❤
🌸🌺🌸Thank you, David.
💖 Marieke 💖
“..a poetic genre” that sounds rather widely open to interpretation in itself. Interesting form and well-written!!💫
Thanks, D. ❤
It's an incredibly simple and straightforward form – good for practice, I think.