Recently I have been musing over the question, "Is a poem like a theorem?" Enriching my thinking has been a poem by Canadian-American poet Mark Strand (1934-2014), "The New Poetry Handbook." I
enjoyed the thought-stimulation that Strand's poem gave me and, as I
read and reread, I explored changing the gender AND replacing "poem" by
"theorem. Not always perfectly sensible BUT thought-provoking!
|Strand's complete poem of 21 stanzas is available at this link.|