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Lung cancer poems

Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2000 08:04:06
From: Richard E. Lee <>
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Thank you, Daralee, for your beautiful, detailed letter. I just read it. We went to an art show opening in 29 Palms yesterday, so were tied up in the glorious weather along the way. The rocks and stones and hills were incredibly lovely wearing grays and blacks from the rainy weather. Rainbows.

I bought a book of poems by David Lehman, The Daily Mirror, which I think I mentioned to you. Anyway, it is a great collection of his poems. He decided to write a poem a day, and that's what he did--for a year. Then he selected those he thought held up the best and published them as this book. I recommend what he did. I am doing it. At first I was just prosaic and boring. Then I decided to write more sharply, hone things down, find out what really bothers me. I am doing better now I think. I am writing a lot of poems about my lung cancer. Yesterday I even wrote a poem about the art show. I sat under one of the paintings and wrote a poem!....