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:
- Direct treatment of the “thing”, whether subjective or objective.
- To use absolutely no word that does not contribute to the presentation.
- 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,
of green stems.