Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Saba Pakdel : part two

How do you know when a poem is finished?

There’s an idea, particularly a raw one, which requires a certain construction, or you’d call it a form, in order to be presented. I guess the moment that idea gets its very form through multiple edits in time, the poem is relatively finished. However, there’s an argument that a poem is never fully finished because the next one is in a conceptual sense in continuation of your series of works as an author. Well, it’s maybe best to think that the idea is exhausted in one form within the body of a poem, but it may reappear in another form elsewhere. 

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