w/in autumnal winds,
the leaves who wish to flee
beneath the branches of
their tree release them
-selves to, downward,
fall & meld into a teeming
deep of briny bluefish rise
to meet them, making
contact(s) as reflected
To write this, I used ekphrasis. An M.C. Escher print is what provided me the inspiration and “visual palette” that was used to “paint this poem. The ability to have a pre-existing piece of graphics provide the tinder/fuel to build a “word fire” can be amazingly cool.
(Yes, I intended that paradox.)
As well, it emplifies serialization; in that, it is the third of a still-growing series of starfish poems and it uses content-area, technical nomenclature (echinodermata: the phylum under which starfish are scientifically classified).
Serialization provides memory-compromized individuals a means for reengaging in a creative act, even if they don’t fully recall what they are doing or why they are.
Finally, serialization correlates to acts that mimic real world written acts (journal writing/providing a recognizable point at which they left off and can resume a creative act) and/or providing brain injured individuals experience in an act that is pertinent to on-going journalistic writing.