Ukiyo-e as of Yesterday

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As you could tell, the piece needs work, and I'm not certain that even at this it is finished. There may be other pieces to add. The chief difficulty is to express what I meant to say for part V. Another difficulty is a certain vagueness of language in some parts that may not be something I can overcome due to the subject matter. For example, what is the proper word for the part of a bottle that has a twist-top cap where the threads run? And what is the name for the little piece of remnant metal left on after the twist-top is removed?

Anyway, it is a work in progress, and it may be a much larger work by the time I'm done. The point is the poetry need not be about matters poetic, nor prose about matters prosaic. Ukiyo-e, "Pictures of the Floating World" are images out of daily life that help to expand the meaning of the everyday when looked at closely enough.

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Thank you.

Steve, please enter the speculative poetry contest over at

The theme is broad: revelation.

Come on. Do me a favor. Enter.

You got til Spet 30. :) First prize, $75, second $40.00.


Dear Mir,

Thank you for the words of encouragement. I'll look into it.





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