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This poem I can't let go of
08/14/2010 03:36 p.m.
This poem I posted: "Still Howling" - I can't seem to just let it go. I am so conflicted about that first stanza, repeated in the 4th. Should I have equivocated with the word "some?" Should I have left the word "artists" rather than changing it to "poets" - being uncomfortable putting myself in the company of artists? This morning I was thinking that poems are like offspring. Once you give birth - there it is - might as well just accept it even if it IS defective. But then I think - yes but you can revise a poem. The only problem is, I cannot for the life of me figure out what to do that that stanza. I even thought about cutting it/them all together, but then the rest of the poem wouldn't make much sense. Soooooo... I guess I will just be comfortable with the ambiguity and learn to live with it. Maybe I will wake up tomorrow and be under the Bodhi tree, awakened to why I am so conflicted about this.
I am currently Bothered
I am listening to the soft sounds of the AC - glad I am INSIDE in this hot August

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Posted by Alison McKenzie on 08/15/10 at 06:00 AM

I'm going to have a look.

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