January 18, 2011

big numbers seem poetic

I have written a few half-finished or unpublished poems that employ the use of numbers, in particular "a thousand" of something. And then just now I found myself thinking about what the world would be like in seven hundred years. I seem to recall a few (cheesy?) songs that do the same thing. ("And I would walk five hundred miles. . .") I think this is perhaps because large numbers convey a sudden burst of strength or emotion.

This post is hardly at all indicative of what I have been thinking about lately.


Serfy said...

But it shows what you thought and were for a moment :)