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Unread 06-03-2021, 06:50 AM
Mark McDonnell Mark McDonnell is offline
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Hi Matt,

I thought this was excellent, even when I had no idea what was going on, because the voice was so assured and I loved the way “blossoms” becomes a verb at the end. I had to do some detective work to establish that sakura can mean both “cherry blossom” and “horse meat”. I still don’t quite get what’s going on, in the sense of being able to entirely follow the extended metaphor. But I get enough to give me a sense of the idea of waiting for things that don’t transpire, of spoiled chances or missed opportunity perhaps.

Anyway, I really like it and it makes me want to spend longer with it. An accomplished poem, I think.
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