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the time frame for the poems about zoey, samuel, amos, hattie and the little ones is post-american civil war (1861-1865)




on the other side of travail

 

zoey and samuel 

are like . . . 

 

which is why i don't do similes

 

they are like nothing else   as are we all

but they like each other

 

that is apparent

 

just as hattie and amos like each other

but this is young love

 

if love is what it

 

~

 

though   not that young   young

only in comparison to old

 

old for their age   mature

 

having seen and been through travail

nonetheless

 

young enough to be frisky

 

frisky as a pair of nesting phoebes

there it is   a simile   

 

they are like birds in spring

 

~

 

 

 





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Hans Bump The PoetBay support member heart!
Love the imaginative structure
2021-05-02


Bibek The PoetBay support member heart!
Interesting to see how the poem begins with a certain difficulty in coming up with the right simile and ends with a beautiful one: "they are like birds in spring." The poem is both a narrative delight as well as a self-referential metapoetry. Beautiful!
2021-05-02