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Mosaic Press - October 13, 2006 - 17 Comments

Ricochet

Ricochet by Seymour Mayne

Reviewed by Liam Ford

Ricochet is a slim but impressive volume of word sonnets by the form’s pioneer, Seymour Mayne.  A word sonnet is a fourteen line poem, where each line contains a single word: the process of reading becomes a meditation, an expansion.  Its reader quickly grasps the similarity to haiku, where the beauty of the poem lies in simplicity and succinctness.

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