i'm not convinced that an overarching order is the way forwards with these pieces .
i might prefer the idea that each time one visits the proposed sequence they are in a different order
or that it is web-based and each time one goes to the page one sees a different poem
or that it is on a tablet or some such and that poems are displayed at random as one turns the page ;=)
On Sep 8, 2011, at 12:13 PM, Lawrence Upton wrote:
> There is a lot of work. I think I have some hope now of seeing some of it
> into print as a collection and that after another's editorial eye has
> looked at it. It's possible that an intelligent order can be found
> I'm not helping you in the way that I am presenting the poems, partly,
> largely, a consequence of the time I have to spend on them; and I have
> more time for that than many.
> A lot but not all of the short ones were composed in a narrow space of
> time; and all of them have been written initially in time slices since
> 2006, when I returned from St Ives as a permanent base; but that was also
> the start of more extended stays on Scilly.
> So you are seeing them in, as a whole, disorder.
> On Thu, September 8, 2011 16:16, Douglas Barbour wrote:
>> One interesting aspet of this ongoing series, Lawrence, is my sense that
>> a lot of these, linked, would make a kind of serial poem, or long poem,
>> in which sections of different lengths accumulate into a broader sense of
>> the landscape(s) as a whole.
>> This would be one of the tiny inserts between larger ones, perhaps....
>> How to organize them all, well, yeah: there's a lot of work to do, . . .
>> On 2011-09-08, at 3:56 AM, Lawrence Upton wrote:
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