The thing is, nobody has ever seen the wind.
Hello! I hope you're having a good day or night!Pardon the personal story here, but in my writing class the other day, we actually talked about Ernest Hemingways piece of micro-fiction. I was about to say what it was entitled, but I'll just quote the work here;
For sale, baby shoes, never worn
Hi there, Moonglade! I'm here for a short review on this very interesting poem/literary work! I was sort of surprised when I clicked to this work and there was only one sentence - for a moment my brain was like "it's just not done loading the rest, give it a sec" but, as it turns out, the poem is the sentence! So immediately my expectations as a reader were turned upside down when I first saw the poem. Not in a bad way at all, my brain is just acclimatized to associating poems with length for the most part.Another thing I found kind of fun is that the title is the same number of words as the literary work itself - not sure if that was intentional or not, but it's a neat detail all the same. The way that the body text is a continuation of the thought in the title also makes it feel like the title is very much an important part of the poem (more so than a sonnet named "Love XI" or what have you). For that reason I wonder if it would make more sense to have the title in sentence case, as opposed to using conventional title capitalization rules? Like so:
There was once a girl uglier than the wind:
Who has seen the wind?Neither I nor you:But when the leaves hang trembling,The wind is passing through.Who has seen the wind?Neither you nor I:But when the trees bow down their heads,The wind is passing by.
Thing is, nobody's ever seen the wind.
There was once a girl uglier than the wind:But nobody%u2019s ever seen the wind.
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