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    Thanks for the interesting links on Paul Muldoon and Robert Duncan. Iīll take a better look at the Dissertation and also post the link in another forum, where there are fans of Paul Muldoon.

    As for Robert Duncan, a unusual life story indeed: "The Symmeses had begun planning for the child's arrival long prior to his adoption. There were terms for his adoption that had to be met: he had to be born at the time and place appointed by the astrologers, his mother was to die shortly after giving birth, and he was to be of Anglo-Saxon Protestant descent."

    GERT- This is somewhat familiar. Has ee cummings been writing nonsensical poems by any chance?

    "Know then thyself, presume not God to scan". The Riddle Of The World by Alexander Pope
    https://www.public-domain-poetry.com...the-world-1679
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
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    re: Duncan... truly an amazing story... who could make this up.

    re: GERT... Using my rudimentary searching skills I checked and it hasn't been posted in this thread elsewhere. ee cummings died in 1962 so I don't think he's been posting lately but his oeuvre is extensive.
    I almost didn't post this poem, but I've been having problems finding "J" First Lines... the search continues.

    re: Pope... enjoyed.

    "Light boat short oar west lake good" - Ouyang Xiu: A Light Boat With Short Oars... https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/a-li...th-short-oars/
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    re: Gert-Sorry, some misunderstanding here ! What I meant with familiar is that the poem reminded me of our own nonsensical experiments. You didnīt post it before.

    re: A Light Boat With Short Oars..- Charming, interesting poem, seems to be about the progress of learning the English language. The scene appears first in telegram style and gets repeated with increasing language resources.

    "Mary, art thou the litttle maid" Joseph and Mary by James Elroy Flecker
    https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/gp1_8.html#joseph
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
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    re: GERT - Ah, ok.

    re: re: A Light Boat With Short Oars... Yes, good eye

    re: Joseph and Mary... a sweet poem; Joseph ending the poem being (rightfully so) distrustful of men with Mary gently reassuring him all is well at this particular juncture. I believe Joseph had a greater understanding than depicted in the poem however.

    "Nature's first green is gold," - Robert Frost; Nothing Gold Can Stay... https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/po...y-robert-frost
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    re:Joseph and Mary.-I agree that the Joseph of the Bible was not prejudiced, he never would have had that saying about shepherds.

    Nothing Gold Can Stay-Beautiful albeit disenchanted poem.

    "Of the dark past" Ecce Puer by James Joyce
    http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets...yce/poems/2452
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
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    Ecce Puer - a melancholy poem like the preceding Frost poem.

    "Pancho, the barrio idiot." - Jimmy Santiago Baca; Meditations On The South Valley, Part Xxiii... https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/medi...ey-part-xxiii/
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    Enjoyed "Meditations On The South Valley" Googled a bit about Baca, to learn more about his doble Spanish/English code.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Santiago_Baca

    " "Quee, quee! Quee, Quee! by Louisa May Alcott
    https://www.public-domain-poetry.com...uee-quee-12671
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
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    Wonderful little poem

    "Rest at Night" - Emily Dickinson; Rest at Night... https://emily-dickinson-riddle.blogs...seclusion.html
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    Hope your cold is better. Dentist in the morning. Back later.
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
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    Thanx... cold/other still severe... cannot sleep more than usual. Hoping your dentist visit goes well.

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
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    Dentist visit ok. I hope you donīt have fever? Have you nourishing food at home? I have the dark suspicion that you live mostly on snacks these days.

    The cold
    The cold
    gets bold
    if you don`t fight it with iron hand,
    vitamins and enough blankets.
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
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    Going on with alphabetical first lines(editing not possible)

    Enjoyed Dickinsonīs poem

    "SEE yon blithe child that dances in our sight!" The Child by Sara Coleridge
    https://englishverse.com/poems/the_child
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
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    Thanx for the advice. Vitamins C, D, B complexes. No fever I believe... severe cough (subsiding), sore throat, sinus and chest congestion, achiness throughout... short sneezy period of time. Snacks... not so much. Healthy food choices?... 3-meals from a store bought rotisserie chicken with a fourth planned for the white meats and carcass in an herb laden soup with a healthy dollop of olive oil (my recipe). Keeping warm stoking the heat stove every 2-3 hours throughout the day/night. Actually got a four hour sleep this morning/early afternoon I remain fully vaxed (Bivalent COVID booster and Flu) so this is probably just a very severe cold. Wife is ill now too to add to her miseries

    Very tender poem by Sara Coleridge.

    "To every animal that dwells on earth," - Francesco Petrarca; Sestina I. A qualunque animale alberga in terra. / Night Brings Him No Rest. He is the Prey of Despair.... https://www.poetrycat.com/francesco-petrarca/sestina-i
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    This doesn't sound too bad, specially the four meals. Maybe you and your wife caught it because of the cold. Hopefully you both will recover in a few days.

    Grand poem by Petrarca!

    "UP the airy mountain," The Fairies by William Allingham
    https://www.potw.org/archive/potw98.html
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    re: Petrarca - I especially liked this part of his title: Night Brings Him No Rest. He is the Prey of Despair

    lol... delightful poem by William Allingham: poor little Bridget.

    "Victor in Drama, Victor in Romance," - Alfred Tennyson; To Victor Hugo... https://www.poetrycat.com/alfred-ten...to-victor-hugo
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