Saturday, November 13, 2010

My Door Poem - a Spoof on the Greek/Roman Form, Paraclausithyron

I'm happy to say my new poem, "Door Poem Between the Self and the Heart" was just published on The Open Doors Poetry Zine.  My poem is a spoof of the Roman form where lovers were kept out of the bed chambers of their beloved and instead wrote poems to door that seperated them.  The Latin Love elegists were big on the Paraclausithyron which literally translated means, ""beside closed door".  My poem plays on this theme changing the conversation in the poem to be between a pre-discovered self and a another self on the other side of the door.