Commedia

Maxianne Berger

During
these
pewter
days,
maples
deftly
juggle
starlings
but
sloppily
drop
their
harlequin
clothes.


Maxianne Berger is a poet and literary translator. Her writing meanders between Japanese forms and OuLiPo-style constraints. She is co-editor of the French-language on-line tanka journal, Cirrus. Her tanka collection, un renard roux / a red fox, was published by petits nuages in 2014. She lives in Montreal.

Comments

  1. Angela Leuck says:

    One of my favorite poems is George Sidgwick’s sonnet “An Aeronaut to His Lady,” which is also one word per line. Berger’s poem is now a close second. Great work!

  2. Down here in the southern hemisphere we’re going into a riot of spring but this poem makes me remember autumn in Canada.
    And the word choice is perfect for the image created. Thank you.

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