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Ode to Not Writing Odes, at Least in Day

2019/7/17; a nondream ode by Wayan

I'll draw dreams instead. Oh why
address some foolish personage or thing,
or pompous abstracts--love or fate--when I
find language limps and only sketches sing.

Grab pencil and eraser, drop the pen,
Try limning eerie wings of dream again.
Words grow weighty over eighty Fahrenheit!
Odes require cool kiss of summer night.

Dream sketches and rough draft of ode on same page, by Wayan.


80°F is only 26-27°C. But I lived in San Francisco. I was spoiled.

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