Thursday, March 09, 2006

Seeing versus Hearing again

The tug between the visual and the auditory is really bothering me today while I try to write. For me right now, those are two different impulses. Is this strange? I keep thinking of 'seeing' and then I can't 'hear.' I don't know why this is.

Sometimes it seems when I am trying to write something that I 'see', the impulse to record it with some kind of accuracy or appropriate detail gets in the way of finding the optimal rhythm, or pulse of the poem, which is a 'heard' impulse. Like, I can't even 'hear' the impulse while I'm trying to 'see'.

It would seem I need to fix this or address it.

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