Poem a Day: Midnight & Morning Glories

Several lifetimes ago, I took a creative writing class. We were taught different forms of poetry and also produced a short story, in addition to many other works. One type of poetry I was particularly fond of is known as reduction poems. If you are familiar with blackout poems, they are a form of reduction poems. It is essentially where you redact parts of a text to create a new text altogether, and in this case, it creates a poem. While I have not attempted a reduction poem in years, I decided to try it for my last poem of the month.

Midnight & Morning Glories
Transition
one day
to the next.
(Halfway between sunrise & sunset.)
The beginning and ending-
most morning glories unravel.
(The flowers start to
fade.)

-Lucie Guerre

 

Morning Glory

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