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Keith Waldrop, “A Matter of Collage”:

Things seem to collect around me, wherever I go, in the same way ideas occur as if from nowhere, and since I have always balked at throwing anything out I sometimes imagine my house simply a context for unexpected items. I write under much the same compulsion: whether local images or abstract concepts, whatever interests me I hold on to as best I can and a poem is my formal grip. Everyone knows how a painter can put the most disparate things into a single picture—Jesus Christ, for instance, along with a Dutch windmill—and they are seen then in a single light.

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ANTIQUARY

Some people try, before cashing in, to make
their lives into shrines. Mine seems to be turning out,
as predicted, a small provincial museum, the kind
that might have in some corner or other one work
you could be interested in, if you knew it was there.
 

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This one has a special place in my heart cuz my name's on it, you gotta get in close.

And I love how at first glance, you don't even see the farm, there's a whole life happening there, but the natural drama so overpowers it, shows it for a small side-act, a little valley dappled by sun in the middle..

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Some nights
I just never go to sleep at all,
And I stand,
Shaking in my doorway like a sentinel,
All alone,
Bracing like the bow upon a ship,
 

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I think it's good, it puts an onus on individuals to produce content, and you can join in as they go. It's interesting cuz there's a strong blog/forum split, but blogs with comments, or blogsensus type stuff really starts blurring the line, you realize that a lot of it is just usage norms. Sure, there are UX differences that accentuate those different usage norms, but you could run a blog like a forum, where a post is just the kickoff thread, and you could run a forum like a blog.
 

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Yeah, I'm all for it. It's not as though it tramples on other threads anyway. It coexists with the rest of the forum.
 

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I've decided that one's opinion of Terence Malick is a strong proxy for how spiritually damaged you are as a person.
 

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I think so I once had an experience where I believed the inner workings of Samsara were bared to me, and my tripmate was the archetypal single woman of all women.
 
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