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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