Poem a Day Challenge- 1/2/15

Poem: “Ekdekhesthai” by Emilia Phillips

Source: West Branch

Favorite Line/Phrase: “Sometimes I half/ expect to peel a clementine/ & find nothing inside.”

Response: Worth noting that my high school Ancient Greek failed me here, and I had to look up the title.  It means “to take up” and forms most of our term, synecdoche.  The two things I love most in this poem are the line breaks and the balance between daily, earthily details and profound contemplation.  I will need to read this one quite a few more times.

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