on 12/26/01 7:32 AM, Martin J. Walker at [log in to unmask] wrote:
> If I may amend one of your lines, Frederick:
> I is partial, I is always limited. We're talking about us, anyway.
> Absorbing to read through your longish poem (I still don't understand the
> "Mission Creep" Candice objected to; just goes to show my Weltfremdheit)
No objection to it in Fred's poem at all, Martin--au contraire! I was
responding to his p.s. explaining that it's a military term and expressing
some doubt or ambivalence on his own part about the concept vis-a-vis
poetry. I do object--as a reader--to poetry written from the missionary
position, military or otherwise, but that's no more than personal taste.
Off to MLA in a few hours, so going off-list for a few days. Happy New Year
to one and all!