Sunday, March 20, 2011
I heard back form my professor about the pet elegy I wrote in response to his challenge that no one has ever written a good one. I, of course, did not manage to wow him off his feet, but his comments were, for once, not entirely discouraging. He referred to my ending as "Very elegiac," and even though he had suggestions for my freshly drafted poem, I felt them to be helpful, and they had more to do with clarity than an overall message of "make better." Perhaps after heeding some of his advice, I'll offer the poem here, and see what you think?