As 2016 unfolded its bizarre collection of months I needed a form of poetry that could rapidly respond to an avalanche of weird and whacky offerings; and so, the concertina was invented for my poetic convenience.

Beyond capturing the ‘weird and whacky’ the concertina has proven to be far more versatile than I had first imagined. With a tight structure it has surprising flexibility to play with ambiguity; featuring my cryptic style of poetic construction:

casting lines into raging seas
let them run with
the tides
of time
until they catch
what they are seeking in return

© 2017 Tim Grace