The Word Alive Phrasis
O shower of rain, well of fresh water,
stream of life to me, first fruit on my
apple tree. O cluster of henna, my
beautiful crown a pearl of great value ,
this rose of Sharon. Lily of the valleys,
an indescribable gift, a door for the sheep,
present, future & past. Beginning and
end, my comfort and my friend.
Brian Strand has created short poetic forms including 'broken monoku' (a haiku variation) and 'footle' (a trochaic monometer with witty, topical, etc themes) and Captioned Cartoon, an Ekphrasis combining his art and poetic interests. He has published a seven kindle ebook series Poetic forms; A Strand of Verse; My Choice Strand Verse; A Strand Guide; Christianity Explained; A Strand critique; and Captioned Cartoon Ekphrasis. Brian has written nearly 200 Amazon reviews and is a Wiki poetry and art editor.