Gillena Cox created
the fold form. THE FOLD takes credibility from haiku; it shares
moments which are special simply and exactly. Grasping the tools
of juxtaposition and contrast, THE FOLD crafts itself into a
rhyming form of ELEVEN lines—unlike its three lined haiku
progenitor. There is one rhyme continuing throughout the poem,
occurring at every other line: uneven lines rhyme. Lines ONE and
Two, ELEVEN and TEN carry the same last phrase, to form the
EDGES of the FOLD. Line ONE repeats at line FIVE which is the
CREASE of the FOLD.
Why eleven lines? I was born on the eleventh day of the month.
this issue of Sketchbook is an example of the FOLD