final anecdotal poem : 넷 : the mythology of the stream

Daniel Paul Marshall

928122_259454547722596_2032766922_n the white mountain path

i have a lot to say about these poems. non of it is very good. i am on the whole unhappy with the result & for numerous reasons. first of all, the poems are too informed by the landscape, that is, the content is too informed by the central motif of the stream, which would not be too bad if i had achieved the desired effect that i had in my head when i decided to attempt this method of composition. the problem has arisen due to the original notes taken on the walk being too long. once i had got it all in front of me it amounted to maybe 7 – 8 separate poems that were all written in lines as long as Wallace Stevens stride & maybe 50-100 lines each & this would have just been a dull slog for any blog reader…

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