As I sat on my front porch, I snapped the photo shared below. Later in the day, I read the following.

There are three basic rules that the imagists followed:

  1. Direct treatment of the “thing”, whether subjective or objective.
  2. To use absolutely no word that does not contribute to the presentation.
  3. As regarding rhythm: to compose in sequence of the musical phrase, not in sequence of the metronome.

Then, I challenged myself to write a poem. Success?


The pink blooms rose,
as clouds,
a complication
of green stems.


5 thoughts on “Garden

      1. It was very good for showing how this type of poetry should be done. I’m just used to seeing such intricate writing from you that it seemed rather plain. Reading your poetry is a a bit akin to looking through a child’s nursery book with beautiful pictures — but it’s all words. Does that make sense?

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