Monday, July 23, 2007

Progress Notes Redux

I've been thinking for years about an incident that I thought might make a good poem and yesterday sat down and wrote it, 50 lines, straight through. The problem with rushing a poem out is my resulting over-enthusiasm; the risk of settling for easy closure. Aside from lineation and the ticky-tacky stuff ( that yes, I actually think is the essence of writing) I see two places in the poem that need closer attention, more cautious deliberation, perhaps an opening-out.

I will probably find more.

I have a busy schedule at my day job. I really would prefer to stay home and work on my poem.

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