Friday, September 2, 2016

Sunrise monostich

   the poplar trees   threw shadows
   longer than themselves

[Source: Aldous Huxley, Those Barren Leaves (1925), p. 249.
A familiar phenomenon, curiously expressed.
Cf. the idiom "punching above their weight".]

And compare:

From the crest of the Ciminian mountains
they first saw the sun.

[id., p. 331]

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