Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Time Crunch

The trouble with writing is that it takes time
How much time can you spend that isn't money?

A ten-minute time frame contains this project
To make it feasible today

Doctor William Carlos Williams typed poems
"At full speed" between patients' exigencies

How much can I write under constraint?
Will compression explode in a flash of light?

How much that matters will get said in six hundred seconds?
Clearly more than in another day of neglecting the work

When Handel wrote The Messiah
He revived previous labors, operas that were then out of fashion
Music long silent

He pumped out the next big thing in a couple of weeks

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