tone poems

June 2, 2008 at 5:18 pm 2 comments

I was a child in Japan, and thus encountered the idea of haiku and the absolute fact that haiku cannot be written in English at a rather young age (9, about).  I had started writing poetry by then.


Anyway, my idea was to have a structure similar but simply rename it; thus tone poems.  :Let us bear in mind that this is also a considerable distortion of the original meaning of the phrase.


The entry preceding this was a tone poem.  So is


sun on bright water

narcissus, shattered

by a pebble


which may have been but I think wasn’t the original “tone poem”.


(And back to preparing a post for the Samwise Davies blog at LiveJournal.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. bldherenow  |  August 23, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Hello, I would like to invite you to join; The Poetic Voice Community. It is a writer’s site where you can enter contests – add poetry and get feedback. The latest entries are listed on the blog posts. Click on link, and check us out! Then join, and post.


    • 2. samwise davies  |  June 25, 2015 at 5:57 pm

      I am finally pursuing publication again. Before joining the Navy I actually got free verse published. It was also (as I found out AFTER submitting) in magazines that never published free verse. Looked a tad odd amongst all the other poems which were either blank verse or rhymed. Should you reply I probably will join because I write constantly and sometimes could use comments.


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