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Anxious gatekeeping

Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Symbolism

Though poet, I hate symbolism--

Things always having to mean something else,

The arrogant disdain for the literal,



For the material world.

The teacher's damned

Christ symbols, phallic symbols.



I hate myth too, the predictable

Persephone figures, Christ

Figures. And facile similes,



Transparent allegories, poems about

Mythological paintings

Or jazz musicians...























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