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April 02, 2009

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You have completely made my day. I've been grading papers all morning and as a consequence was horrendously cranky, and now I'm smiling. What a great idea for a post! Thank you!

MAGNIFICENT and UPLIFTING and BRILLIANT and YELLOW.Thank you

What a great idea for a series. I often think of poems that correspond with each other (now of course I can't think of any) so I"m looking forward to more of these. Thanks!

Great idea and wonderful selections, David.

Thanks, guys! Very glad you liked it! Best, David

Is it kosher to put in a plug for a book? You might be interested in:

Conversation Pieces: Poems That Talk to Other Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poet) edited by Kurt Brown and Harold Schechter.

It's built on the same premise as your post -- pairing poems, sometimes both older pieces, sometimes a contemporary poem responding to an older work.

Yours in the common pursuit,

Jennifer Clarvoe

Thanks, Jennifer! Good to know about the book. Let me know if you come up with any pairing's they haven't included there. How about Blake's "Ah Sun-flower" and Ginsberg's "Sunflower Sutra"? I might post about that, if it's not been done.

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