from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A poem consisting of a single line.
- n. A single line of poetry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a poem consisting of a title and a single line
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A composition consisting of one verse only.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of a single line or verse.
- n. A single or isolated verse; also, an epigram or a poem consisting of but one verse.
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After this stanza (the fourth line is "Assemblage... destructive reductions," - in case the blog format breaks it) is a quotation from Tate Modern, followed by the monostich "history shaping itself organically", then a lengthy quotation from Leo Steinberg, and then this stanza (what I read as one stanza; there is a new page after "...personal information".)
A minor poet called Admetus told him he had inserted a clause in his will for the inscribing on his tomb of a monostich, which I will give: