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How To Swim An Elegy

Osel
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Joined: 3:33 AM - Jun 20, 2007

2:03 PM - Sep 18, 2018 #1

The power of a title makes this a Shipyards top ten, for me. 
As for content, I dearly wish I had been able to write it. 

That someone else was and did, makes me grateful, and is a balm.

It briefly made me feel hopelessly second-rate as a writer, and then it kicked me in the a**, 
for letting myself be swamped by life, by my shortcomings, or, caving in. 

 https://www.rattle.com/how-to-swim-an-e ... an-rooyen/
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FranklyDire
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Joined: 6:45 PM - Jun 07, 2015

5:35 PM - Sep 28, 2018 #2

Alison, I get that feeling now and then
I read a poem and think that is so fine
why didn't I see it that way and why didn't I write it.
I can do better.
I think that is the fun of workshopping
and we strive for originality after reading such good poems.
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