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open sky :: SAMVAAD |19th November

hosts : Sanjuktaa Asopa & Aparna Pathak


moon ghosting the machine of the sea’s teeth

- Rich Schilling


(Bones, issue#25, April 2023)



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Aparna Pathak
Aparna Pathak
Nov 23, 2023

Thank you all for your comments. Here's what the poet says about the poem:


When I write more abstract poems, I tend to start with sound and rhythm. I never really analyze my own poems except if someone asks me like you have. I do not always have an answer, but for this one I think the genesis of this poem started with "sea's teeth". I added "machine" at some point and then the poem probably sat waiting for a few weeks or so until I added "moon ghosting". So what does it mean to me? I live in Missouri in the United States so there is no ocean anywhere near me. The few times I've visited the ocean, it…

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Nov 25, 2023
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Thanks a lot for the feedback.

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Nov 19, 2023

I like it without getting a grip.

Would the team like to explain this ku to me, please?

_()_

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winter tide

wild horses gallop

along the shoreline

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joanna ashwell
joanna ashwell
Nov 19, 2023
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Love this one Robert, it carries me along with the motion of the horses and the tide.

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