Sunday, June 12, 2005

Thanks everyone for all the kind words but you are suppose to come in here quietly and whisper way to go Teresa Ballard so not to anger the gods. I mean look at poor Medusa, all she did was say out loud she was beautiful and loved Poseidon and the girl got a head full of snakes and all those stone men outside her door. Having had both stone men and snakes, I don't need the trouble.

Anyway I finished my ten pages of syntax and the manuscript is almost done again. One of the most useful tools Carolyn taught me (that I am passing to you) was the mapping technique where you take each poems topic thread such as: hide=sex, animal, betrayal. You do this with every poem and then you weave in and out your topics through out the whole manuscript so then the whole book becomes a poem, with each poem being its own line. Painting is like this: walk away and it is color, come close it is nothing more than brush strokes.

Yes, I have thought about this book way too much and yet so not enough.

5 comments:

anders said...

I don't understand "topic thread." What does it mean? You mean the topic for the poem? Or what the organizing metaphor conceals?

early hours of sky said...

Yes and Yes.

loveandsalt said...

(way to go Teresa Ballard...and you are beautiful and I bet you do love Poseidon.) Ssshhhh...

Emily Lloyd said...
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early hours of sky said...

Actually I probably go have a mad affair with a dolphin and leave the gods to themselves.