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ENIGMA pub night - spin-off - Brian Strand's Blog

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Blog Posted:4/21/2017 4:02:00 AM

This last line from Pound's poem 

Petals, on a wet, black bough."

is something of an enigma to most of us.It is Pound's imagist analogy to the first line ..but 

to what petals did he refer 

and wet ,black bough..to what tree...why wet ?

 

I confess to be both an imagist and a fan of enigma (in all art forms inc poetry, plays and painting) and yet Pound's  enigma conveys no image to me.

It is clearly successful in the sense that over a century later it still provokes (well me at any rate).

?Ruben has ,using his local knowledge, kindly pointed out the trees likely to have been in Pound's mind....but it still leaves 

the general question of the extent that enigma can play as both a poetic and artistic device.?

I have always enjoyed plays that do not end conventionally ,leaving one hanging in the air,letting the imagination rove , with something to think about.Sometimes even the author presents the reader with two ending options

How do you feel about enigma in poetry though ?

Should the poet add footnotes ,as Marianne Moore did on much of her poetry,to 'explain' some aspects ,especially of its inspiration.?

Can too much complicate and dare I say  spoil ?

UPDATE 

http://www.poetry.net/poem/37927 is a link to what has been described and included as one of US best poems ...Wallace Stevens 'Valley Candle' 

What do you make of the enigma therein

and on the otherhand one of my favourite imagist poem ABOVE THE DOCK by the English master therof TE Hume 

Above the quiet dock in midnight,
Tangled in the tall mast's corded height,
Hangs the moon. What seemed so far away
Is but a child's balloon, forgotten after play.
 

 

 

 

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Date: 4/22/2017 9:44:00 AM
'Valley Candle' - The valley is immense, the night is huge - the individual is small compared to the things around them. The candle may be one's existence, or one's perception/awareness/consciousness. The "beams" of the huge night - 'beams" is very important. While a candle flame sends light out in all directions, it's also easy to picture the flickering flame and see the emitted light as discrete, separate rays of yellow and white, going off into the darkness. That is how I take the scene - a dark hemisphere with the candle at the center, issuing out beams of light while the dark beams of the night come in. I think it argues strongly for the candle being the individual's perception. We have the light and the dark, yin and yang, give and take, the outer world and our reflection of it, the burning candle and the night reaching in. Time will end our perception, but upon our death not all our words and works are gone, and other's memories of us remain. With more work, time may end those as well.
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Date: 4/22/2017 6:41:00 AM
my interpretation ...my candle' refers to who we are or have been ...whilst image is the legacy of our life .Both of which remain in memory until both become forgotten in memory ie until the wind blew
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Date: 4/22/2017 6:35:00 AM
Looking at Stevens classic what do you reckon he means by 'my candle' and later 'image' These enigmas have puzzled many since 1917?
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Date: 4/22/2017 4:37:00 AM
Often with me a poem is a visual thing! I suppose my love of art impacts this inclination.The first sight or impression can encourage or discourage.eg I'm not a great lover of long lines.
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Doug Vinson
Date: 4/22/2017 9:04:00 AM
Many are not fond of "long" poems, per se, either. I think of myself as more of an 'essay' person than a 'twitter tweet' guy, but there may be value in having a poem be short and easily digestible. Nice, in one way, not to have to scroll down to finish.
Date: 4/21/2017 5:48:00 PM
Also in my Blog Update is T E Hume's ABOVE THE DOCK perhaps along with Adelaide Crapsey's American Cinquains one of my favourite true imagist poems 'sans any enigma..all image
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Date: 4/22/2017 1:34:00 AM
Yes ,the image is first ,( as it can be used in longer poetry with great effect) though as with Stevens the enigma will always be a challenge as something to provoke my interest when I re-read as I said below re Vally Candle.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 4/21/2017 9:51:00 PM
Brian, is that more to your leaning? Less enigmatic.
Date: 4/21/2017 5:39:00 PM
Often poems that are very highly rated are also enigmatic ..please see my Blog Update with its link to Stevens 'Valley Candle'
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Brian Strand
Date: 4/22/2017 1:28:00 AM
You are right taai, such writing needs time, but that for me is why it is 'good' ,one to re-read again and again
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taai tekai
Date: 4/21/2017 6:44:00 PM
I had to read it a few times, especially wondered about the repetition; my interpretation, knowing nothing other than the poem is the first is the actual candle burning then getting blown out then later the candle keeps burning in his mind's eye, as an image until he is blown out or he expels his final breath? This sort of poetry needs the luxury of time to contemplate.
Date: 4/21/2017 4:33:00 PM
One of the fascinating aspects of enigmatic poetry its impact will depend(just as all poetry does) upon how we the reader 'feel' that particular day.ie each reading is in reality is a unique as is moment because of that variable
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Date: 4/21/2017 11:33:00 AM
At first, "Petals, on a wet, black bough." didn't make sense to me. Now it does, though I may have convinced myself of some things along the way. Pound had quite an emotional reaction to a few faces in what I am picturing as the jumble or relatively "murky haze" of a crowded Paris train station. The petals are evidently really standing out against the dark color of the tree limb, probably all the moreso since many things look even darker when they are wet. The wet will dry, the petals will fall off or blow away. They will shrivel and finally vanish. The faces will eventually be gone too - we all are mortal.
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Doug Vinson
Date: 4/22/2017 8:59:00 AM
Cool, Chris - I did not know about Pound seeing the faces reflected in a puddle. I think 'apparition' is indeed the perfect word - used in the context of Pound's poem it instantly brings both the sense of the faces 'appearing' and a feeling of the supernatural.
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taai tekai
Date: 4/21/2017 4:36:00 PM
got it - thank you; I enjoy the genre though I do not always comprehend half of its enigmas! :)
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Brian Strand
Date: 4/21/2017 4:29:00 PM
Reading Pound's own words it was the 'beauty' of female faces that lingered in his mind. For me his 'petals' is the enigmatic way he retained that image in that 'last line'
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 4/21/2017 2:26:00 PM
Pound makes me go whaat? a lot lol.
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taai tekai
Date: 4/21/2017 2:23:00 PM
so it was a reflection? now that is quite a big piece of a puzzle that was left out of the minimalist write - it makes more sense in my mind as I can now, more easily relate, to petals on a wet bark.. but without that background knowledge, I was still going whaat? :)
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 4/21/2017 1:04:00 PM
His observation via a reflection instead of head-on, adds to the existentialism of the moment. Reflections: mirrors, the objective image reflected back into subjective thought; the reflections between micro and macrocosms.
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Date: 4/21/2017 12:57:00 PM
I think you are getting at the core of the piece with your comment. The faces kept moving past him...onto trains, or up the stairs, exiting to street level. These momentary, fleeting glimpses of faces, parallel how fleeting blossoms are, and the fragility of our lives in the grand scope of time. The moist, dark bough, is the wet metro platform at night (it had rained hard in Paris for days, and water was pouring down the stairs, flooding the platforms). The actual image (according to Pound) has its genesis with him watching the faces in the reflection of a puddle on the metro platform.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 4/21/2017 12:57:00 PM
And, I agree with something else that you mentioned. Some days, I am just not in the mood for puzzles.
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Doug Vinson
Date: 4/21/2017 11:37:00 AM
For enigma, I think we would all draw the line somewhere; perhaps even on a day-to-day basis, i.e. are we in the mood for puzzles that day or not. In general, no - I want to read a poem and be blown away, not have to work at figuring things out.
Date: 4/21/2017 10:54:00 AM
I think if a poet needs to add notes, then they have not conveyed their message completely. On the other hand, the mystery can be so far out of a reader's experience, it will never register unless notes are there. Enigma is all very well, but people in general like to solve puzzles so one can take it too far to the point it becomes unpleasantly frustrating that it is dismissed and forgotten. I still find the Pound example for imagism rather odd :)
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 4/21/2017 9:48:00 PM
Excellent point, Brian. The Symbolists were like the grandfathers of vers libre.
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Brian Strand
Date: 4/21/2017 4:26:00 PM
taai et al The French symbolists circa 1880 thru 1900 were influential as Imagism (the genre) was conceived, especially upon the English imagists contingent of that 'movement' .By as Chris indicates the lasting legacy of the 'movement' was its impact and conception of free verse that followed then and ever since.
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taai tekai
Date: 4/21/2017 3:12:00 PM
mmm...apparition is a very 'unclear' word if one is to go by stating images 'clearly'...so he found the perfectly confusing word to use around the clear-image words...yes, it seems he was larger than would seem, as all I mostly found when researching imagism were his life stories than his actual poetry...
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 4/21/2017 2:54:00 PM
I am just rambling, Taai. Pound was one of the oddest people ever. He was odd personified.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 4/21/2017 2:52:00 PM
For "Metro", the perfect word that Pound wrestled with, was "apparition". That's the 'magic' word that truly makes the entire piece. Without it, the piece is far less. There are oodles of implications that that word injects into the piece. Again, Imagism is more to do with a state of being...the intent behind it. The surface rules will always change. Because Pound strove so hard to pick exactly the words he wanted to use, made it an Imagist piece for HIM. See, that's the important thing to consider. It doesn't matter wot you or I think of it; it's all about the purity of intent for the writer.
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taai tekai
Date: 4/21/2017 2:46:00 PM
thank you for putting my mind at ease with the oddities :)
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 4/21/2017 2:45:00 PM
*choose (lol)
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 4/21/2017 2:44:00 PM
*were (stoopid autocorrect)
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 4/21/2017 2:43:00 PM
One of their mottos was: We aren't claiming to re-invent the wheel --- The original 6 brainstormed about techniques that had withstood the test of time, but we're pushed back by trends and elitism. They wanted to revive some past techniques to carve through the over-adorned Romanticist period. So, they used concepts from the ancient Greeks and Japanese. For them, it was chose the perfect word; only the perfect word (as they subjectively saw it) should be used, even if it muddies meter, or doesn't perfectly rhyme (as an example).
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 4/21/2017 2:30:00 PM
Well, again, Imagism can be different things for different people. For the Imagists of Pound's circle, their evolution at that point in time, wasn't much different from the ancient techniques of hokku (haiku wasn't coined until 1902-ish...a merging of "hokku without haikai"- hai/ku). But, I am going to be repetitive here. Imagism was wot it was for them as a consensus between peers for that time period only. It still isn't a carved-in-stone definition. Thankfully so, the world is filled with enough indoctrination and idealogues.
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taai tekai
Date: 4/21/2017 2:14:00 PM
how is imagism different from haiku?(aside from the syllable and nature constraintor key word use - traditional haiku I mean)...??
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 4/21/2017 1:58:00 PM
*cont'd* -- When a person believes that they know an overall, carved-in-stone list of Imagist doctrine for other people, that person has missed the point. Imagism is more about a state of being that is in constant flux. But, a window into any given point in time of that evolution, is more static, sort of like a signpost or a marker that leads towards the ever-changing path of Imagism.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 4/21/2017 1:57:00 PM
The concept of Imagism is an enigma. It isn't a static doctrine; it's kinda like when a group of writers agree on a few core principles at any given time. Imagism can't ever be fully defined, because it's in a constant state of evolution. The 6 main Imagists from the 1910s to 30s, had come to agreement that they were going to explore the use of clear, unadorned language to express an objective image that has the subjective embedded within it. Instead of defining wot Imagism is (as a school of tenants or wotever), Imagism is more to do with writers finding wot works best for them at any given time. It can mean different things for different people and periods.
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Brian Strand
Date: 4/21/2017 12:49:00 PM
Yes taai there are better imagist examples(is in the book/ I suggested on my earlier blog)
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Brian Strand
Date: 4/21/2017 12:46:00 PM
Marianne added some notes in an index to her selected poems collection taai not so much as an explanation but more as a glossary.

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Cricket Free versepoliticalred,
The Reader Free verselove,on writing and words
The Conciliator's Cry Free versecaregiving,devotion,inspi
My heart Quatrainfriendship,hope,loveheart
Haste! Personificationallegory,confusion,life,l
Whispers Free verseintrospection,life,passio
Masterpiece Senryupeace
The Ambiance Free verseeducation,happiness,passi
Movements of Beginnings Free versehistory,philosophy,politi
Poetic Waters Haikunature,sea
A Bit of Joy Senryuhappiness,life,nature
Before & After the Lull Verseseasea,sea,
Diamond in the Bud Lanternenature
NIGHT IS NOT LIKE DAY Terza Rimamusic,mystery,nature,sea,
Ghetto Summer (redo) Fibonacciplaces
Night's sentry Free versecaregiving,imagination,my
Rain Free verseintrospection,peopleday,d
Dreamtime: flowers never bloom Quintain (Sicilian)imagination
Grandfather's Arbour (revised) Sonnet 
Awaiting Dawn Chokanaturenight,night,
Cubic Romance Senryuart,imagination,love
Symbiosis Rhymeadventure,nature,peace
Falling in Love Haikulove,nature
Autumn's Breeze Coupletnature,peace,sea,seasons,
Destination Tetractyslife
The Power Tail-rhymeallegory,love
The Walk We Take Crystallinehappiness,hope,inspiratio
Winters buds Free versepassion
Solace of Nature Haikunature,peace
The Old Painter Couplettime,
A Change of Season - A Haiku Haikunature
Morning Baptism Haikunature
Reflection Monokuintrospection,naturemay,
Evening Grace Free versepeaceme,
Haiku - Mirror Reflection Haikunature
Quiet Comfort Parts 1, 2 and 3 Crystallineintrospection,life
Flying My Kite of Prose Free verseon writing and words
Winter Footprints Quatrainseasons
Sienna Eyes Narrativeanimals
Eye of the storm Free versefaith
Uncaring Wind Free versenature
Brighter Senryufaith,inspirational
Causalities of War Elegydeath,war,
Snails Pace Shapelife,nature
Sweetly Fragrant Sonnetdevotion,faith,father,ins
It is Written in a Star Concretehistory,love,peace
To VC Free versehope,love,mysteryheart,he
Transition Kimonature
Christmas Eve of Old Couplethappiness,holidaymusic,mu
Baby Girl (For Asante Indira) Free versedaughter,education,intros
Ode to Winter Odefaith,happiness,hope,natu
Wisdom (An Emily dedicated to Brian Strand) Epigramdedicationmay,
Buried Rhymeangst,death,imagination
Glare Ice Haikunature
The Sun Rises--The Moon Sets Acrosticlife,naturemoon,
She Danced Quatrainimagination,inspirational

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