Oh hey Chris
I'm not saying we must get rid of The White Goddess, not if she serves you
in any way, but that we don't need to buy into Graves's vision whole. After
all, didn't he more or less say, bia that, that women can't be poets? Well,
given the manh women poets I not only read & love, but from whom I've
learned to write, I simply can't accept THAT.
So we take our 'muses' where we find them, right?
I have tended (after being really hooked for awhile way back when on TWG)
to take the living language itself (hisself/herself?) as muse figure.
But whatever works...
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the way of what fell
like the petals