No fair.  My rock.  Besides I have hidden almost all the embarrassment under
it that any poor rock can be expected to shadow and must reserve any current
space for future private use.   I am currently looking for deeper shadows
into which to shove choicer parts.  I have noticed recently that some of it
moldered into a fairly good fertilizer but most must be stored, safely away,
for a long time.

I think (note the evasiveness of the oft burnt coward)  I intended
(continued evasion) that "self" or viewpoint (animate or otherwise [more
obfustication]) from which the poem is projected.   TWL's viewpoint or
viewpoints is/are much debated.

Rick Seddon
McIntosh, NM, USA
-----Original Message-----
From: Rickard Parker <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 5:48 AM
Subject: Re: Reality and poetry

>Jennifer Formichelli wrote:
>> What is a poem's 'poetic self' (as opposed say to its unpoetic, or
>> prosaic self?)?  I'm not sure poems have 'selves'.
>I beg to get out of this.  I was reusing Rick seddon's words thinking
>that I understood them.  If I write about the meaning of them I will
>embarass myself and have to seek out Rick's rock to hide under.