- aware (Japanese): to describe the bittersweetness of a brief and fading moment of transcendent beauty; mono no aware (物の哀れ), literally translates into “the pathos of things” and can be translated as “an empathy toward things”
- King Pellinore: best known for his endless hunt of the Questing Beast in Arthurian legend. It is believed that he ceased questing for higher ideals and instead, hunted as a game.
- When I first met the Prose Poem this week, I struggled with what & why it is and how it worked. I was determined get to know it. This was my attempt at getting acqainted.
This week, I was introduced to Prose Poetry and to Singapore’s very own Found/Fount Sonnet; was briefly acquainted with the San Francisco Renaissance, the New York School; discovered Jack Spicer’s poetry which I love, and reread some of Richard Siken’s work which I adore.
It has been difficult, though, finding that the face and voice of poetry has changed so much since I’ve actively engaged with it. It has been a week of self-doubt and frustration, of anguish & dithering on whether I will continue to write. And if I do, what will I do with it all. I am still thinking, and writing in the meanwhile.
Feature Photo: budding flowers taken in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, my contribution to Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge, Awakening.