Today's poem - Child of an Idumean Night

I may try to get back on a regimen of a poem a day, but this time instead of writing one, I will read one and leave my notes here on the online notebook.

Today's poem is "Child of an Idumean Night" a work in progress, say the author, Jerome Rothenberg, and he has generously shared this work, and his own notes to it, on his blog.

http://poemsandpoetics.blogspot.com/2012/12/jerome-rothenberg-from-gorky-variations.html

How do you all feel about reading poems online versus reading them in print. I don't liek the experience of reading one online as much as I like one in print. Something about seeing it flat on the page, as if on a canvas, that makes me feel more comfortable knowing a poem and experiencing it to its fullest. I wonder if, in time to come, this will truly be an archaic and foreign concept.

I guess the other problem is while I am trying to write about it, I must either toggle between screens, or do a split screen on the monitor, and physically my eyes and hands don't like that as much touching the page, pointing my finger to the line I want to address then beginning to write about it.

I haven't said anything about the poem, yet, have I? But I think notes on how physically reading a poem affects our intake of it do matter.

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