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Unusual poem from the old man. Is Frances Smith the Rosebitch?
Hmm, I don't know about that. Think of all of the great musicians who could not/cannot read music. And an illiterate person could dictate a great book without being able to read one. Creation is creation.but as a writer, isn't spelling akin to a downhill skier actually owning a pair of skis?
That's a fair point, but in that scenario, we are not made aware of this inability when listening to that music. When we read a poem with spelling issues, it's an inherent part of the process of assimilation of the art. I see you've already got this poem in the DB, but it's otherwise uncollected (as this subforum indicates), so it's quite possible that Martin never saw this one. But that's what editing is for, as you note. Imagine if we got that from Martin and not we we got.Think of all of the great musicians who could not/cannot read music.
"It's not a new story about how women descend upon a man. You think you have space to breathe, then you look up and there's another one. A few days after returning to work, there was another one. Fay."