Bacopa Literary Review

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Bacopa Literary Review: A Universal Truth

by Poetry Editor Kaye Linden

This tiny poem by D.A. Levy offers a wonderful example of writing with a specific image to demonstrate a general truth. Here, the poet has compared kisses to dried flowers to demonstrate that we cannot hold on to anything. The universal truth shines through this “rainy day.” Enjoy the moment because it will not last. The writing rule here? Use the specific to demonstrate the universal.
for a rainy day

kisses
we tried to save
pressed in books
like flowers from
a sun warmed day
only
years later to
open yellowing pages
to find those same
kisses -- wilted and dry

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