The Longest Now


Poetry, emerging one word at a time
Wednesday November 01st 2006, 2:33 am
Filed under: Glory, glory, glory

A lovely project around Cambridge has poetry encoded in numeric code.  When the poem is good, this leads to a lovely sensation of just learning to read for the first time while decoding the poem, if you start from the beginning; so the meaning of the poem settles in one word at a time.

I also have to thank this ‘cambridge codex’ project for choosing an awesome name (being partial to codices myself), and for introducing me to a delightful caesura-filled sonnet by Danielle Georges.


how
to play godzilla
: imagine

Danielle Legros Georges

each
sand-grain on the baseball field: a man
woman, or child; each grass-blade: a building,
a bank, a school before the war; your hands
turned reptilian; your dorsal fin filling in;
each scale a stunning; grey plate of armor.
Shake yourself from the sea


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