November 7th, 2003

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I started writing a poem; hit a combination of words I liked; tried to revise them into a standalone poem; felt I'd both gained & lost something in the process; then repeated this revising until I had five different short pieces on the same theme. Somewhere along the way I decided that the versions could actually become one long poem on their own (a little like Wallace Stevens' poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird)

So is it one long poem? or five short ones? or one short one seen in different ways?

I don't know, but it certainly has a pretentious title ;)

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