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Extracts from my Four tenets of creativity a free ebook at


Alliteration,the starting place, alongside

cinquains,apace in time,crystalline

lanterne and rhyme.Inspiration drew forth

footle,broken monoku for a while short

imagist was my style.Sequenced longer

poems metamorphose within this crysallis

changing into ekphrasis.Open,and free to be,

as you see,structured prose poetry.With

cadence and pause,others hear my voice,

aural phrasis now this poet’s choice.

as exampled below

What intimacy is its cause,perhaps

an immaculate conception of words;

too swift to comprehend,see or

recognise.The moment is there

and then is not.Gone with the wind

the seed of idea remains, to

germinate and gestate,fanned by a

mental fragrance of elation.Slowly

self-transcending a word into a phrase,

a sentence to a strophe;a rhyme

rides a waterfall of cadence,

into a chasm of verse. Terse or

long, the sonnet becomes a little song,

struggles to arrive.Thrust forth upon

my page;a bastard-born of pain

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 10/31/2019 9:36:00 AM
Brian, wow what an incredible poetic journey to the here and now, and each phase made you the wonderful writer you are today. And not just a writer but a teacher willing to share his gift and inspire others. Awesome. Oh this is a FAV for me!
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Date: 1/13/2020 4:24:00 PM
Brian, I could read this a thousand times and still be awed by your poetic journey, the search for the wonderful poet who was dwelling inside and here you are but not just a poet but a teacher too, willing to share your knowledge gathered with others, your friend_ Constance
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Brian Strand
Date: 10/31/2019 9:44:00 AM
Yes thanks Constance.Written originally a few years back for the ebook mentioned,perhaps needs an update to cover later inclinations to the open organic style that preoccupies me
Date: 10/30/2019 7:13:00 AM
AAh brilliant...
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Date: 10/30/2019 9:44:00 AM
Thanks SO