Meta Heart Bang Poem 2009

"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
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!