Counterpoint

This is another table poem – the words and lines formatted within the rectangles of a table inserted into a document. The table consists of 5 columns and 21 rows. A kind of counterpoint is created when the poem is read horizontally, vertically, diagonally. Formatting widgets (spacing, alignments left or right, cuts, etc.) have been added as musical accent marks.

counter

point part s po sh not
again st

co nter

culture

priv ate

lake

mass

shore

ount

deck

effect
ass ump tion sit sting out

cou

entry
un der

palms up

fronds down

pile green

noucter

prick

pluck

plectrum

finger

nails

percussive fingerling

apron

strings hooks

count

1

Two

3

Four
syncopate

swooooons

c u t
how l o n g

jay sus

woh

how here

owh
nogl

l o n g

on
ow
un clear im precise lack s clar ity cri tic

pun

c

a hack’s ear

u ate shun too smpl not
4
yes

re

me m ber us

cross

together

prable

back when
whole point

told

aft you

cave out

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