Child of the Stars
Ann Arbor, MI
Erica... Thank you, very much...
But I need to say that I would -never- copy another poet's technique just for the sake of copying. Metric schemes, other pointers, yeah, but this is hardly an attempt to be like E.E. Cummings...this is me. These are my heartstrings, the way I see them... The "lowercase" sessions symbolize inferiority, and eventually, the realization that no man or woman is more valuable than another. Believe me, there's more. But that's just the title. If I had wanted to copy E. E. Cummings' style, I'd have merely changed the words to one of his prettier works (and then thrashed around in bed over the loss of myself somewhere between the lines).
(By the way, I capitalize his name as a sign of respect to him, just as he used lowercase as a sign of humility. )
Love you Erica, and I hope everything's going alright...lots of *huuuugs*
and half a soul to go
[This message has been edited by Child of the Stars (07-12-2003 10:57 PM).]