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The Battlefield Where the Moon Says I Love You
Most poets would give their left eye to have written this, and their other eye to have done what you’ve done…
This is better than good, it is great. Publish it with a small press, now, as is, no revision. One day it will explode.
[This poem] is told from the point of view of a twelve-year-old clairvoyant, Francis Gildart; as one reviewer wrote it reads "as if Huckleberry Finn had been written by Andre Breton." Indeed between the early Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf and The Battlefield the genetic code goes uninterrupted. No other poem in Western literature maintains continuity to this extreme.