Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(6/22/2013 8:47:00 PM)
Flaccid?Yes, its plainspoken to a degree but its FAR from 'flaccid'. Its a wonderful poem; I've been back to read it several times. You accusing, well, ANYONE of flaccidity, is like McKuen accusing someone of being maudlin. -(smile) LP
(6/22/2013 11:43:00 AM)
Better than most of his stuff, but the diction seems so FLACCID! My instinct is to whip out my scalpel and start slashing away at all the deadwood.
(6/20/2013 2:31:00 PM)
You should buy his Collected Poems (big collection) - he was more than often his equal. Brilliant - even the early poems. You won't find the best online.