Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Bits n Pieces
Stuff that's passed through my head and not left since I started reworking this new poem:
Galway Kinnel, "The Massage" from When One Has Lived a Long Time Alone
...How could anyone/willingly leave a world where they touch you/all over your body?
Irene McKinney's "The Surgery" from Vivid Companion
Louise Gluck's "Cana" from Meadowlands
Frank O'Hara's "Having a Coke With You."
Reginald Shepherd's "Seven Little Songs About the Moon" from Wrong.
Donald Hall "Sometimes when he fails, he insists not on beauty (which is conflicted) but on prettiness (which isn't) against his own ugly experience." "Foreword" Above the River.
Resistance and Surrender.
Philip Levine's comments on leaving things alone in Don't Ask.
Could these be the shaping influence of things to come?