What does Very Close mean?
What is poetry for,
and what does “parse” mean…
Like when someone says they are sad people can’t read long poems… they’re not sad, just sad, which is sad (but somehow not sad).
Therefore, poetry is a) for ourselves, and those who like, come as they may…
b) what I’ll call guerilla action, aiming to please without being stunned by dissent/ calling it this because it’s grown rather lame to say, the only good poet is a dead one.
To me, language aids in discernment.
Discernment in life of course is optional.
But it (discernment) is the rungs of the Stairway To Heaven.
I read this closely because I wrote it. What you and others write I scan to see “whether it’s useful” ha??