Written from a series of single-source centos drawn from H. Saito’s Monograph on Prepositions.
ABOVE, BELOW, BENEATH, OVER, UNDER, UNDERNEATH
The sentences are taken from the model sentences he gave as examples of each different aspect of the preposition/s under consideration. When collated together, a semi-surreal discourse comes to the fore.
note: Although now in the public domain but because this poem as been arranged in sentences without alteration, Harrison Horton would like to include Saito as co-author.
David Harrison Horton is a Beijing-based writer, artist, editor and curator. His poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Ethel, Acropolis, Albany Poets, Noctua and Otoliths, among others. He edits the poetry zine SAGINAW.
Hidesaburo Saito (1866-1929) was a Japanese linguist who did extensive research on the English language. The sentences from these works are taken from the model sentences appearing in his 1310-page tome Saito’s Monograph on Prepositions (Tokyo, The S. E. G. Press, 1932).