The New Avatar
The verse is autobiographical.
Approach: genetic, comparative,
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Cronin started writing—
Prescriptions and papers,
Ended up writing fiction.
I started teaching and, eventually, came to write poetry,
I’m tempted, by vanity, to think
That I am prompted by the thought fox,
Or Pegasus or Muse(s), or Sarasvati.
Or am a catalyst in the crucible,
Or a victim of freeplay.
Or am deafened—both by echoes and ageing;
Or am – subliminally – trying to outwit a precursor.
All this tickles my fancy!
Whatever I may be, say or, do, in this new avatar,
I am free of the burden of footnoting, free to plagiarize,
Free to take liberties with grammar.
This poem found an honorable mention in the poetry contest entitled Avatar, sponsored by Line Gauthier, December 15, 2017.
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