Pleasantville (a poem)

Continuing my verbless journey through May…

Fire in the trees
color, light, heat, ash
Symbolism with intent
a cocktail of confusion

A sea change
worlds in flux
jazz afternoons
blues in the night

Fear of knowledge
fear of youth


One way or another
the inevitable resolution

from the imagination

(3 M3ay 2016)


  1. I really applaud you, you created a wonderful verbless poem. You know, I was thinking about you and your challenge today, smoking at the window, contemplating should I join you… I ended up being choked by a heavy rain of verbs!

    • Thanks! It helped that I wrote it as I was watching the movie. Another one was not so successful – I slipped and used verbs on the second and third lines. Unfortunately, they were necessary for that poem to work…

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