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spaces the FORM

spaces-PECKING ORDER

Sparrow on the bird table


the hawk has a feast


Note:'spaces' is an imagism form .It has a title and three line ,the middle being blank and left to the readers imagination. I labelled it 'spaces' as the middle line is an unsaid poignant pause or image.
Gael Turnbull(1928-2004,a Scottish doctor-poet created the imagist Spaces form in his collection Briefly (1967) a two line poem with a larger than usual space 
Turnbull  called poems using his device ‘Spaces’, and noted of these ‘The visual “space” is,a pause or hesitation, even a temporary dislocation of attention’ .

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Date: 12/29/2019 11:02:00 AM
... and the syllables the same as Haiku/Senryu - is that consistent with the form, or just coincidence? In a way, the space is acting as the turn, (or the catalyst for the turn), and that moment of contemplation ... I enjoyed this!
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Brian Strand
Date: 12/29/2019 11:14:00 AM
You have it Greg,but there is no syllabic aspect thereto.