By Mandy Pannett
The first section of Babel Via Negativa has the intriguing title “Tweet Goes the Poplar Tree” and revels in juxtaposition and contradiction via single sentence poems. These defy explanation. Their appeal is emotive and associative, for the imagination alone. Among my favourite examples are the following:
A canzone flying, face half-lit.
Firebirds past sea levels.
A turn, hopscotch into the unknown meadows.
Open the bay window.
Like quiet light, Dedalus in a holy hour.
They doused the salted field with iodine and dreams.
Here. Between experience and utterance.