Monday, April 25, 2011

Journey Poem

In contribution to a dialectic with Ron Shalom about morals, here is a "proper" poem. It is proper because it is composed of only place names along a journey, which in this case is from the lonely back-woods roads of Ohio, 20, 10, to Interstate 480; it is a journey to the airport. 遠見 Such a technique, of listing places along a journey and "pulling out" their poetic connotations, is known as "enken" in the Japanese theatre art of Noh (as proscribed by the Zeami). Enken literally means, a distant view, a watch tower, looking into the distance. Here is the poem:

Don Mould's Plantation
Harvest Ridge Church
NASA Research Center Overpass

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