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Arriving

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Embedded in a crumbling boulder
or sniffed as air released from some
mouldy cellar; that's how he
wished to arrive in the conscious
thoughts of those who thought
they knew him. He regarded Them
as the invaders while he viewed himself,
(as far as that was possible)
as cracked open; fully formed
and normal from day one.

So it was he never met a stranger -
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Michael Shepherd 07 May 2005

Ah but you say he 'viewed himself' - doesn't that let a few more in - Wordsworth for one? And maybe... it rings a bell...

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James Mills 07 May 2005

I wish, Michael. The words 'fully formed' would describe very few writers, at least in their early forays. Maybe Shakespeare comes closest to the type you have in mind. Just a contemplation of perceptions. Jimmy

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Michael Shepherd 07 May 2005

A portrayal of the psychology of the born writer?

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