“Lone, lovelorn wolverine baffles scientists” (Diane Mayr)

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spring again
the scent of detritus
. . . and nothing else

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Headlines:

“Lone, lovelorn wolverine baffles scientists” (San Francisco Gate)

“Lone wolverine appears where others not seen for 90 years” (Scripps News)

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Poem by Diane Mayr (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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^ 2 Comments...

  1. Dick Whyte

    Beautiful poem Diane! Just beautiful. The ellipsis is placed just perfectly and adds volumes to the poem.

  2. Chris White

    I was just going to leave a comment on this myself. As Dick said, beautiful! I also agree, the ellipsis is just right. It really alters the reading. Had the ellipsis ended the middle line it would have caused me to linger on the “scent of detritus”, the last line being a mere afterthought, but instead the ellipsis is a lead-in to the thought (or realisation) “and nothing else”. I think the position of this pause enacts the process, or duration, of becoming aware of the “nothing else”. For me, it is this which opens the poem up, it seems indispensible to the success of the piece. It gives the poem such a strong sense of the mental space of the poet.

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