NABOKV-L post 0027727, Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:57:57 -0700

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Re: Birthday: Shovel Poem for VN
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Wonderful and very apt tribute!
Mary

On 4/22/18, Roth, Matthew <mroth@messiah.edu> wrote:
> For VN’s birthday this year, I thought I would try a new poetic form created
> by Terrance Hayes called a shovel poem. The idea is to take a line from
> another poet’s poem and use each word as successive end words to each line
> of a new poem, so you can read the original line by reading down the right
> margin. My poem borrows a line from John Shade which, alas, might be more
> appropriate to a death day poem.
>
> Nabokov Dying
>
> By lamplight of a febrile dream, I
> Saw the house in Ithaca where we lived
> In fifty-seven. We sat out on
> The unmown lawn at night. Moths flew
> Between white moons of dandelions. And on
> Your blouse you pinned a firefly and in
> Your hair a dark Vanessa closed the
> Book of its wings. Darling, your eyes reflected
> For an instant my face, then nothing, nothing but sky.
>
> Matt Roth
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