OU Poets were once asked to write to the theme ‘Wabi and Ostranenie’, after looking these words up (!) here’s what I did…
Find the Persian pebble-edged river,
cross the candyfloss bridge
to pure graph paper.
Work a motif, mina-khani, rosette
aching on acanthus
in repeating figures
borrowed from weavers,
there is no more.
Perfection is another’s domain.
Polly Stretton © 2015