"True ease in writing comes from art, not chance," Pope wrote me once by happenstance. I knew at once that he was right Just as MacLeish with his "More Light!" No, wait, that's not the right motif I wanted "history of grief". Regardless, Moore had said it best: the hungry upside bat in quest. This is (you know) "the supreme fiction": Combining metaphor and diction. And so the way the poem doth clang: Not with a whimper but a bang!