Domination of Black. I took this week's wordle words from that piece. You decide if you should read his piece before or after your own. My fear was that it would infect my own writing, as Domination of Black is a piece I read aloud every year to my students, and to myself when the need strikes. Someone told me that it was also Wallace Stevens's favorite poem that he wrote. I've never verified that, though.
What is it about other people's pieces that keep us coming back to them? This poem has been in my life for over twenty years. I love it, so that's where I went for the words. My piece is darker than I intended, and the angels from last week's wordle showed up in it again. Go figure. Angels can be pesky once you notice them.
Have fun this week, I'm anticipating great work.