NG> I did not imply that the words are not often carefully chosen or that a poet
NG> or any writer will not re-examine a text word by word. But that does not
NG> entail the conclusion that there is a hidden coded meaning placed there to
NG> be found. It means the piece must in some way work, be right, be exact.
My words echo,
Thus, in your mind.
But to what purpose
Disturbing the dust on a bowl of rose-leaves
I do not know...
Then a cloud passed, and the pool was empty.