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J. Barrett Wolf Whoa. I like this, though I am not sure it goes far enough.
Unlike · Reply · 1 · 15 February at 22:35
Stan Burfield How would you finish it?
Like · Reply · 15 February at 22:36
J. Barrett Wolf I think there's more to it. She is reflection and extension, an autonomous partner and in some ways adversary. An ideal and an inspiration. A muse.
Like · Reply · 15 February at 22:38 · Edited
Stan Burfield Yes, there's got to be much more to it.
Like · Reply · 15 February at 22:39
Stan Burfield And then there's us, as well. Two humans relating is a huge universe.
Like · Reply · 15 February at 22:40
J. Barrett Wolf Most human interaction is larger than we give it credit for.
Like · Reply · 15 February at 22:41
Stan Burfield Right. And a big part of it is the brakes and why.
Like · Reply · 15 February at 22:42
J. Barrett Wolf Explain. I don;t understand that last.
Like · Reply · 15 February at 22:43
Stan Burfield Well, there's the coming together of relating, and why and what's going on, but then there are all the ways we don't come together at the same time, but could have, and why. So really, all that is part of the relationship, though it seems to not be because it didn't seem to happen.
Like · Reply · 15 February at 22:51 · Edited
J. Barrett Wolf Sort of the negative space of the relationship?
Like · Reply · 15 February at 22:52
Stan Burfield Yeah. ha ha. I was thinking it kind of happens in the subconscious of both people, at least to some degree, played out as kind of a bit of a test case of different possibilities. All at once.
Like · Reply · 15 February at 22:54
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Donald Brackett what started this somewhat peculiar train of ruminations on gender concepts and assumptions based on assumptions about what each thinks of the other?
Like · Reply · 1 · 15 February at 23:52
Stan Burfield Well, like most men, probably, some anyway, I'm forever attracted to women and this is my latest attempt to explain it.
Like · Reply · 15 February at 23:55
Donald Brackett there is nothing to explain. it's quite simple really. poetry is a search for the inexplicable.
Like · Reply · 15 February at 23:56
Stan Burfield Well, ha ha, then this is my prosaic search.
Like · Reply · 15 February at 23:57
J. Barrett Wolf We find the inexplicable and try to explain it. That's what poets do.
Unlike · Reply · 1 · 16 February at 00:24 · Edited
Stan Burfield Nicely put together. :)
Like · Reply · 16 February at 00:33
Lyn Peel yo my sentiments entirely ... it's one thing if this is Stan's view of what a woman means to him but quite another to generalise it
Like · Reply · 16 February at 02:28
Donald Brackett J. Barrett Wolf Not Wallace Stevens, the poet from whom the quote about his definition for poetry I referenced. He left it alone after finding it, which is the correct procedure.
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