Please let me tactfully protest. The submission by Vance W. Torbert III titled “Room D820” (March 29 Weekend Perspectives) purports to be a poem. It is not. It lacks rhyme, rhythm, poetic form, imagistic diction. It is a dramatic little narrative, a prose paragraph lined to mimic free verse.
Dear Rev. Torbert, try a sonnet, a pair of quatrains or at least a limerick.
ROBERT L. GALE, Ph.D.
Department of English
University of Pittsburgh