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August 13, 2010

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Genju

Thank you for honouring our trust, Barry.

Bill Carr

I think the sign might be seen as signifying a withdrawal as in Erikson's moratorium. I attended a poetry class with Aitken early this year and this poem was presented:

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poem.html?id=172929

Aitken understood this poem well. He quoted it, and spoke of it with intimate understanding. He called it one of the great poems of the English language.

Barry Briggs

Bill, I'm sorry to say that I've just gotten to this Blake poem and it's quite remarkable. This line is especially chilling:

And the hapless Soldier's sigh
Runs in blood down Palace walls.

Thank you for bringing this to my attention - and I apologize for the long-delayed response.

Barry

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