Wednesday, October 26, 2005

A Single Emblematic Moment to Catch the Whole

Neither novel. Nor poem.

Yet sharing much with both.
A lovely hybrid form,
which catches people
at crucial moments of their lives

and snaps them.

A whole life in a few pages.
Huge dilemmas packed
Into a small moment

of belief.

Of course you guessed the nature of the "lovely hybrid". Leon has some excellent quotes from writer Jackie Kay which you should engrave on your heart if you write in this form.

1 comment:

Leon Wing said...

My word, I didn't realise one could concoct a poem out of the highlights of Jackie Kay's article. And it sounds good and reads well, too.