Oblivion

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Oblivion: An Object Poem*

flickering sun,
whispering shore,
shells lay silent
in ocean-made floor,

humanless space
no one’s in race
aside from the footprints
of a sunken soul towards

an aqua oblivion.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Unsplash.com

Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thank you, Sarah!)


*The Dinggedicht or Object Poem is a things poem.This is a genre of poetry in which communication of mood or thought is made through acute observation of things and symbolic concentration. It was introduced in the early 1900s by Austrian poet, Rainer Maria Rilke while studying impressionist paintings. It is closely connected to the imagist movement of the same time. It appears the difference may be in the subject of the observation. The dinggedicht appears to be more likely to observe man-made articles while the imagist tends to observe more natural surroundings.

The Dinggedicht is:

  • framed at the discretion of the poet.
  • formed by acute observations of concrete images in the world around, expressing symbolically an event, social condition, mood or idea.

 

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