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Extracts from my Four tenets of creativity a free ebook at

POETIC BIO 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

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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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Constance La France
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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Brian Strand
Date: 10/30/2019 9:44:00 AM
Thanks SO

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