A Jade Elegy
(structured prose in phrasis form)
By Brian Strand
A rhapsody of summer, a symphony
of blue, green on white. Sand and spray
empty days remain in memory.
Advent of Autumn clouds, and midnight
rain, reunion of the last frontier of the year,
before nature falls asleep.
A prelude to counter storms, a jade
elegy in dream and vow offering enduring
portraits in polyphonic prose.
(a phrasis tribute to John Gould Fletcher an imagist poet of the early twentieth century)
From the editor--It is a pleasure to announce that Brian Strand is April’s Poet of the Month. He is a talented writer accomplished in a variety of forms, several that he has developed. Readers at Whispers enjoy his work. I’ve know Brian for a number of years, and he has always been a willing teacher. He was our Activity Editor in December, January and February, sharing his forms which writers enjoyed working with. He has been a been a contributor to our online journal for over two years and can always be counted on to share something creative. What a joy to present him with this honor.
Thoughts on “A Jade Elegy”--Right from the start, Brian caught my attention with his creative title, an asset for any poem. His multi-sense imagery allows the reader to experience what his is conveying. There is so much depth to this concise elegy that it begs for more than one reading, a hallmark of a talented writer. Yet, again, Brian treats us to another of his forms for us to enjoy.
Congratulations and thank you Brian! I appreciate all you do and have done for Whispers.
Karen O’Leary, Editor