Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Sunrise monostichs

   the poplar trees   threw shadows
   longer than themselves

[Source: Aldous Huxley, Those Barren Leaves (1925), p. 249]

And compare:

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

[id., p. 331]

On patrol in Vietnam, with the Marines:

The largest sun I’ve ever seen
was beginning to rise   from the edge of the earth.
It was dark orange,
as sharply defined as the full moon   but enormously larger.

-- Daniel Ellsberg,  Secrets (2002), p. 163

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