Poem a day challenge- 1/8/15

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Poem: “The Summoning” by Joshua McKinney

Source: Diode Poetry Journal

Favorite Line/Phrase: “late in the dark I hear my blind ears panting”

Reflection: The lack of punctuation in this poem is unnerving.  Which is wonderful.  In the same way the speaker is summoned by coyotes, I feel summoned by the breathless pull of the enjambment.  And the line breaks feel even more crucial with the lack of formal punctuation.  I am pretty old fashioned when it comes to punctuation, but this felt relevant and powerful.

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