One must come to read again and again
What sparks the mind mad and draws fire from a pen
A brief sweep of wind and a poem of few words
Now a newly released Thread Poem
“please follow the thread”
*What is a ‘Thread Poem’?
Well, as I was writing this work I felt these poems stood alone. “A strand of thought” if you will. And this is the poem that more so formed the poetic light of birth that came to find the techniques name. In one of my past published books I wrote a piece titled SPORT, at the time i did not know it was a Thread Poem. Not only did this poem contain independent perspectives (like illustrated below) but some the stanzas were also diverse in prose, poetry, or a dialogue mix. Like a baseball pitcher throwing a verity of pitches yet the end result cannot be less than one ‘at bat’.
I do not know if the term has ever been coined before, or if the style exist by any other name. But, I felt this was a poetic structure to play with.
One way to read and or write a thread poem is to widen the diversity of independent perspectives and even multiple styles of writing. Yet, without reading the Thread Poem in whole, there is no one work of art created. For example I could write a Thread Poem in which part one is a dream, part two a fear isolated and part three an error in fact: the Thread poem is the sum of all and no one strand (so to speak) is a poem the artist world write … for a thread is made of several strand to be one.*