Gone


I’ve been gone

For too long

 

I’m gone

Too much

About Sean William Lynch
Sean William Lynch is a poet from New Jersey who was born in 1992. Lynch's first book of poems "the city of your mind" was published in 2013 by Whirlwind Press. Frank Sherlock, the poet laureate of Philadelphia, called Lynch's debut poetry book "visionary." CA Conrad claimed that the book was "marvelous!" S.W. Lynch's writing has been featured in numerous publications online and in print, including Milkfist, Poetry Quarterly, and Tincture Journal.

13 Responses to Gone

  1. neelkanth says:

    SO VERY BEAUTIFUL AND NICE.

  2. Dizzy says:

    *sigh*

    Me, too.

    💋 : *

  3. Yet you have an Internet connection.

  4. Interesting poem.
    I’ve noticed you really have a preference for end-stopping your lines, do you have any poems where you use enjambment? All the poems I read made me mildly depressed and I’m now desperately seeking happiness.
    Thanks for the post. You’re definitely a modernist poet. I’ll be back to read some more!

    • S. W. Lynch says:

      In my recent poems I’ve been end-stopping yes, but here are a few where I use enjambment quite frequently:
      https://swlynch.com/2012/08/12/i-was-an-anvil-without-rust/
      https://swlynch.com/2012/05/03/humanity-is-a-machine/
      https://swlynch.com/2012/05/05/ignore-everything-3/

      As you can see, a lot of my early poetry is wrought with enjambment, but for some reason, I don’t exactly know why, I drifted away from that device. I’m sorry about the whole making you depressed thing, but in a way I’m not sorry because that means that you didn’t just read it, but wallowed in it, which I liked.
      By writing poetry I am desperately seeking happiness, whether consciously or subconsciously. My cause for writing mirrored the effect it had on a reader, I think that’s why I’m a modernist poet. That, and because I mostly read modernist poetry, besides Shakespeare and some ancient Chinese poetry which I read quite often. I mean, I read many different kinds of poetry, but I mostly consume those of the 19th, and 20th centuries. Thanks for the great comment, and I hope you visit often.

  5. This short poem shows a tenderness.

  6. tonyablowers says:

    This poem really does it for me.
    It is profound, right, simple.

    • Thank you, this is a rare form for me, even though I always try to slim down my poems as much as possible. Yet this one is different from all the rest, and I like it for that reason, because it can mean something different for every person who reads it.

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