<> GreacenStanford194 Letters to Stanford Greacen Estate 1974 Dec 7th LHL Wednesday, March 16, 2016 TIFF GreacenStanford194 Letter Honest Ulsterman, Padraic Fiacc, Wilfred Owen English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/greacenstanford194 LHL LHL Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/GreacenStanford194.jpg LHL Archive ´╗┐True,there are the other possibilities - mother, wife,mates. That would change the poem xx from a more generalised "A Poet Dying" into "Clifford Dynent Dying". Which might well be better. I may say that the poem was written soon after his death and revised several times since. I've even made a revision since I sent xxx the text to you. It looks like being one that will need endless work -- though what poem doesn't ? I am becoming more and more perfectionist as an antidote to fluency, the poem-while-U-wait syndrome. For some years what I was writing was too obvious,too literary,too easily done. And I am being increas- inly captivated by the 'fascination of what's difficult'. HU isn't bad for a provincial town half in xxxx ruins. But I wonder whether the violence and uncertainty of life there isn't a stimulus to writers,even though it creates problems for them in ordinary living. Fiacc's article in HIB may interest you in this connection - please let me have it back. They also use this week my piece on Wilfred Owen ,with a large illustration. (Without a 14-18 War what kind of poet wd Owen have been ?) See you next Wed. Love to you both - Robert Text