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April 27, 2010

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I keep returning to this poem. I find it to be so moving and sad. The last stanza reminds me of the final paragraph of Joyce's The Dead, one of my all time favorite stories. The internal rhymes throughout give this a haunting quality. Just fantastic Mitch.

thanks so much for the kind words, stacey! at the time of these events i had just read the joyce story for the first time, and i'm sure it caused me to mentally connect the graves and the snow in some way.

on that night i was in such an overwrought state, which i completely and pathologically hid from everyone around me and i guess from myself too. there were several other things that happened that made a big impression, but the burning of the pie factory was definitely the most cinematic. coming out of the really weird restaurant, which in hindsight was like a baroque italian funeral home, and then seeing the revolving red lights through big wet flakes of slowly falling snow seemed positively hallucinatory.

somehow this seems to have lost the breaks between stanzas and become one continuous document. i preferred it the other way but it can always be fixed later. or maybe it's just my computer. certainly we live in a time when strange things are happening.

Yes, strange things are happening. I don't know why it lost the breaks. I can put them back in just tell me where they belong, OK?

hi i fixed it -- thanks!

Brilliant, Mitch.

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