Further Adventures of Captain Ron


  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison July 14, 2008 at 7:04 pm .

    Hi, Brian! Thanks for mentioning Robert Archambeau’s blog, which is new to me. We’re on the same track, but his post—being less personal—is probably more valuable than mine!

  2. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison July 14, 2008 at 6:33 pm .

    Hi, Linh! I do see the point Ron makes but I think he’s wrong; like Bush going into Iraq, Ron fudges the intelligence.<BR/><BR/>One monumental example should suffice. Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, invented (as far as we can tell) blank verse (for his translation of Books II and IV of the <I>Aeneid</I>) and the characteristic rhyme scheme of the English sonnet. Both forms were adopted and

  3. brian salchert
    brian salchert July 13, 2008 at 10:10 pm .

    Had to return to read this again,<BR/>not only because of how you chose<BR/>to write it, but also because I<BR/>wanted to zip to the Helmuth Plessner<BR/>post/ and read it. Provocative.

  4. brian salchert
    brian salchert July 13, 2008 at 7:08 pm .

    First: Robert Archambeau has two<BR/>fine posts about this on his blog<BR/>samizdat.blogspot.com<BR/>He was posting <I>his</I> thoughts<BR/>on the topic at approximately the<BR/>same time Ron was posting his.<BR/><BR/>I have a feeling that science and<BR/>technology and the growing need to<BR/>catalog every thing (witness what<BR/>Google is doing) plays into this,<BR/>and that some in the arts

  5. Linh Dinh
    Linh Dinh July 13, 2008 at 2:07 pm .

    Hi Joe,<BR/><BR/>I think Ron is saying that the "best works" are done by poets who arrive <EM>after</EM> the innovators, but "the well-wrought urn is, if anything, the deservedly forgotten one. Having codified and smoothed out the rough edges of any given tendency in poetry, such works are monuments to triviality and soon ignored." Ron celebrates, above all, those who initiated changes, however

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