The New Avatar

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The verse is autobiographical.
Approach: genetic, comparative, 

 


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The New Avatar

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.
Great relief!

—R. V. Ram

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 6/17/2017 3:05:00 AM
Nice poem, Keep up. Welcome to poetry soup!
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