Definitions

 

crossword pic

 

A poem, like a crossword, must fill

Precise spaces. It must lead from

Synonym to purpose, each word

Overlapping and completing

Itself in apotheosis.

It is designed for no true function

But art and deft diversion like a

Formula of pure mathematics.

And it must posses the exact

Rotational symmetry, in

Monochrome: white, and black pauses.

 

This is really about crosswords and poetry, and the peculiar and pleasant way they share language and logic, pattern and playfulness. (I am a smug bastard aren’t I)

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