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2015-08-05 06:04 pm (UTC)
I really love the poem, and just as much, I love what you say here, which, though it's prose, is so powerful and so beautifully expressed that it has the effect of poetry.
Thank you! I assembled a lot of notes around the writing of the poem and I wanted to share them publicly.
--They're like a heroin-strong (and heroin-deadly) dose of Songs of Experience, then. By train of thought, I'm reminded of Dallben aging in a night after reading The Book of Three.
I hadn't made that connection, but I like it.
ETA: Never mind: I see it now, rereading: story, through song. (I am slow sometimes)
That's okay! I'm glad to know it
clear in the poem and I hadn't muddled it somehow. The dead of the Greek underworld forget who they are, relinquish themselves; do not (except under strange conditions like Book 11 of the
) tell themselves, but are told. If you want to tell your own story, the pomegranate is no good to you. Choose the siren's song instead.
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