Friday Notebook 04.22.2011


  1. Lyle Daggett
    Lyle Daggett April 24, 2011 at 5:10 am .

    Regarding truth and facts — how I&#39;ve often thought of it is that truth (whatever particular or general truth happens to pertain at the moment) generally includes facts, though it isn&#39;t necessarily limited to facts.<br /><br />&quot;Murmuring in the tree leaves<br />the sound of the rain turns blue.&quot;<br /><br />These lines may not be a statement of literal fact — the sound of the

  2. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison April 22, 2011 at 5:44 pm .

    Just to clear, Ashley—the title &quot;American&quot; only refers to the 9 lines that follow. My Friday Notebook entries are just gleanings from the week&#39;s notebook—mostly quite &quot;uncooked&quot; stuff. Notes toward poems, ideas, maybe just ephemera….<br /><br />And Ed:<br /><br />full moon<br />everywhere it goes<br />I&#39;m not there

  3. Ed Baker
    Ed Baker April 22, 2011 at 5:39 pm .

    not only partial but<br />instantaneously dichotomous:<br /><br />full moon<br />everywhere I go <br />there I am<br /><br /><br />(not Great Poetry, but: what is?)

  4. Ashley
    Ashley April 22, 2011 at 5:20 pm .

    It&#39;s interesting to me that my initial reaction was shock in the American poem. How could the old woman possibly find a happiness in such tragedy like the Great Depression? But, like you say, it&#39;s the notes that fit together as music that make the song. To each his own, to get reality we assign a truth.

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