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Sunday, April 7, 2013

"The Bladder" by David Keplinger -- Verse Daily, 4/7/13

from The Most Natural Thing
poem found here

First lines:
He who'll lose his bladder calls it Three Days Down, or
The Haunted Mere. It must be reconstructed from other


how grammar works within the poem's system

— reformatted Mar. 14, 2015

Just a quick one this Sunday morning.

Good writers are always watching wording and grammar in the things they read: especially grammar (and syntax), since that is fundamental to any writing, of whatever form. They will always be on the look out for the incorrect, the curious, the perplexing, anything that might prompt thought, consideration, and, in turn, development. Even when you are establishing your own version of English syntax/grammar (or whatever language), your text still has syntax and grammar, and should. Your are still creating a microcosmos out of words, and that microcosmos needs a system, and needs to keep to that system. (And, needs to speak that system to the reader.)

So, here, merely a question on which to ponder: Should line five be "mushrooms begin to grow"?

Is one correct? Incorrect? or just more or less correct? or does it only create a different reading? Better, worse, or just different? Different how, and why?

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