Such relief--though I haven't officially submitted today's (last) poem yet. But I'll give notes for all the remaining ones.
"The World Growing Smaller Every Day"
- Title comes from a line in Kafka (or my slight perversion of it). It was accompanied by the following image on JB's Instagram:
- - Sat with Yoko Tawada again--and this article from the New York Times.
- - Last line stems from a TAL episode in which I found out that in Honduras, politician sometimes hang out at the morgue, offering to pay for coffins.
"Shades of White"
- - First line gifted to me from JB after I shared him that NY Times article from above. (60/30, anyone?)
- - Snippets of language taken from Vogue profile on Carey Mulligan (for Great Gatsy upcoming film release).
- - Blood eagle is a pretty gross form of torture/killing employed by Vikings. I learned about it from the recent Hannibal episode. I'm not usually shocked, but shocked I am.
- - Also took some quotes from that episode. Watching it is so generative for me--not matter how shocked.
- - Took the scaffolding of Plath's poem, "Sheep in Fog"--god she will always be my master.
And today's poem (apologies if I change the title from now 'til my submission of the poem):
"Pas de Deux"
- - Finally picked up Frank Stanford again--used the scaffolding of "Between Love and Death."