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A Net of Momentary Sapphire

by (author) R. Kolewe

Initial publish date
May 2023
Canadian, General, General
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    Publish Date
    May 2023
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A kaleidoscopic net woven of words

A Net of Momentary Sapphire offers three closely related poetic sequences, random rearrangements of a poignant but obsessively recurrent source text – streams of consciousness in which no stable self can be elucidated. A broken long poem, this singular net is an interrogation of the aftermath of twentieth-century modernism, looking both backwards and forwards – an eternal return.

Once again & innumerable times again

the required solitude, renunciation, strange

curtained doubt artifice all jewelled

& after this

silent time, these days

& nights in desert

dry country, dry thoughts

—from “The foretaste of a vision but never the vision itself”

About the author

R. Kolewe was born in Montreal. Educated in physics and engineering at the University of Toronto, he pursued a successful career in the software industry for many years, while living in a picturesque village in southwestern Ontario. Always a reader, he began to devote his time to writing not long after returning to Toronto in 2007. His work has appeared online at ditch, e-ratio, and The Puritan, and he has been associated with the online magazine of Canadian poetics, He also takes photographs. Find Kolewe's work online at, or follow him on Twitter @rkolewe.

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