“Blair: Bush world view had ‘immense simplicity’” (Maya Idriss)

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hailstone
simply immense
red rivers

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Headlines:

“Blair: Bush world view had ‘immense simplicity’” (CNN)

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Poem by Maya Idriss (see poet biographies).

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^ 3 Comments...

  1. Chris White

    Hi Maya, I enjoyed this very much. What made it work so well for me was the terse language, the weight and preponderance that the word “immense” seems to enact, and its overall elusiveness. I can’t quite grab it, and yet it won’t go away!! It just seems to sit here with me… Lovely :)

  2. Laurence Stacey

    I agree with Chris! The succinctness of this poem really adds to its power. I’d also like to add that “red rivers,” gives this piece an “otherworldly” sensation. Beautifully written Maya!

  3. maya idriss

    Thank you Chris & Laurence! Sorry for the delay in replying. Well, it is beginner’s luck. I highly appreciate your encouragement.

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