ever changing thought process...
"For me, "A Blessing" gets closer to the "Source" ( however you wish to define "source") than "Source" does."
id have to disagree.
i think "Source" described the last line in "A Blessing" which was "if I stepped out of my body I would break
it took that and rolled with it.
also i think Blessing (at first glance) is more literal, where Source dives into the unconcious (the source of our action and perception) as bly said any good poem should.
Source seems like the character is longing for companionship and finds it in the actions of 3 horses that have found it with each other.
on the same note, A Blessing mentions a loneliness like no other. perhaps a subconcious refference to the loneliness human beings feel when they know they are going to die. or how a widow feels after years and years being with her love, now gone.
I agree Source is a litte prosy.
Ive always been fond of short, to the point poems.
the last two lines in "A Blessing" changes the feel and seems to flip the poem over.
ending with something like that would make me (and did) read over the poem again and take it in with a more metaphoracal mind state.
well... maybe youre right.
after looking it over and really thinking about it "A Blessing" does seem to get to the source better than "Source". it weaves its way in there... all sneaky like.
While "Source" just throws it out.
id probably have more to say if i studied them more.
ive never seen these works nor do i know their authors.
my opinions as of right now.