My most recent poem received a wide variety of comments in class yesterday, almost all of them positive. That makes me feel pretty good, I think. I was mostly surprised by the number of ways to read meaning into the poem. For crying out loud - I only made it "seven" sparrows because seven is the only number less than ten that has two syllables! But I guess a diversity of opinion and interpretation is a good thing for art - I was equally amazed by Zach's piece, and the depth of meaning it had inside of it. I wonder if people are aware how much their work impacts others, even in a creative writing class?
Last night I read by candlelight for the first time in too long. I also fell asleep while I was reading, and, to make a long story short, does anybody know how to get candle wax off wood?
Work today has three main components - verbal, somatic- err, the real analysis homework, the M-T character program, and at least one section of the Design Patterns paper. I think I can actually get the Murnaghan-Tanayama character program to worl, which would be awesome - Tom doesn't know anybody who's actually implemented the algorithm yet. Adios!