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I am English and began writing poetry at the turn of this century.Read MY FOUR TENETS OF CREATIVITY ,a free ebook (in OPEN VERSE) & my ARTICLES ON POETRY   at BOOKS (print copies $25 postpaid )FLOWERS of LIFE  the american cinquains by William Soutar, isbn 978 1903203477 I edited and published in 2005 see original  link SHORTHAND OF THE HEART a selection of poetic form published 2005 isbn 1 903203422whilst the third POIEMA a selection of Ekphrasis published 2006 isbn19032035 read free @

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OPEN and organic inc update Sep 9

Blog Posted:9/8/2020 7:20:00 AM

presentational 'style' ... namely in the open verse line break style ,......

once described as

'a device to resolve the conflict between form and freedom in verse' perhaps best understood ,as exampled by Hilda Morley's style ,(that she labelled 'organic')  

it starts this way..



Last night


in my bed

               the sound of the rain turned me


               a leaf

in a dried gully

           from side to


this extract example maybe read in full,here



Here is the WCW poem that is mentioned by Beto


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Date: 9/8/2020 2:18:00 PM
What especially appeals to me about this style and therefore used in the majority of my it becomes a unique experience ,for the reader necessarily participates and..the enigmatic evolves suggesting various alternatives thus being similar to the one off experience of an art gallery viewing
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Date: 9/9/2020 10:34:00 AM
I totally agree. I have been working on this style for a couple of years (on an experimental basis) still trying to clarify how to achieve a way to not make it seem a hodgepodge. ~beto
Date: 9/8/2020 11:38:00 AM
Thx Brian for your comments on "presentational" style. I am unable to find any further info on this term but assume that it refers to a style which I have referred to as "typographical punctuation". Obviously it can be used only with Free Verse and related open forms. I see in her biography that Morley mentions WC Williams comment about making the rhythm of a poem from the elements of ordinary speech. The earliest example of WCW's presentational style that I know is "The Wind Increases" (not certain of the exact date). Also thx for bringing Morley to my attention. ~beto
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Date: 9/9/2020 12:06:00 PM
I have added a link Beto so folks canr read/listen to WCW version
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Date: 9/9/2020 11:56:00 AM
Have you published any here yet Beta,if so please indicate title/form Cheers
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Date: 9/9/2020 1:06:00 AM
Beto,WCW wrote it 1930.So head of the game once again our full time doctor..part time poet.
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Date: 9/8/2020 2:11:00 PM
Beto here is an extract from my review of Hilda's collection 'Cloudless at first' which expands a liitle more on this style .. ".The open form presentation fulfills Morley's primary concern for emotional accuracy in her writings, molded in its phrasing and spacing to conform to the pressures of the poetic content.A process achieved with the use of indents&spaces ,which with the limiting factor of one breath length , naturally incorporates the cadence thereof."
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Date: 9/8/2020 1:08:00 PM
Hilda first used the term 'organic 'circa 1970's.I called my version 'open' circa 2012 when I started writing my poetry in that presentational way.I discovered a couple of years back now the technicalities thereof in the 1970 era.Cheers Beto.

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The Gift Coupletintrospection,nature
footle .. Footle !! Light Versefunny
Believe! Coupletdevotion,faith,inspiratio
Lavender Soap Narrativefamily,happinesseaster,
The Love Letter Quatrainlovelove,passion,
cream seeps from the sun Haikuseasons
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Winter Pond Free versenatureautumn,
Restoration Free versenatureme,me,
requiem to my hero Elegyloss
Bed of Roses Rictameterlove
Spring Tango Haikunature,seasons
Farewell, alas Free versedeath,i love you,
An Idyll of the Past Versehistoryme,child,me,
Unconditioonal Love - the short version Rhymeloveme,me,
The Old Homestead Lyricfamily,history,introspect
The Red Rabbit I do not know?life,
Perspective Coupletintrospection,natureheart
God's Orchard Senryuimagination
Ode to a rose on a sunset Quatraincaregiving,dedication,dev
The Beauty of Peace Chokanature,seablue,
When Violins Weep Verselost love,love
Where are you so soon, my love Quatrainlove,i love you,
Basho Senryudedication
Maxine Free verselove
Weather Observations Free versenature
Lovers Utopia Quatrainfantasy,happiness,imagina
Melancholy Mists Free versephilosophy,sad
Nightfall Free verseimagination,naturebird,bi
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
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,
Evening Grace Free versepeaceme,
Haiku - Mirror Reflection Haikunature,
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Winter Footprints Quatrainseasons
Sienna Eyes Narrativeanimals
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Snails Pace Shapelife,nature
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