Thanks for the kind words and thoughtful response. Maybe I shouldn’t have pushed “solitude” so hard in this poem. That’s definitely something to keep in mind if/when revision occurs.

Some other poems in response to Clive’s work is on his website: here. Marly’s link doesn’t work yet, as mentioned, but you can click on any of the other three poets’ names to read their responses. (As you’ve probably gathered, I hadn’t discovered this page yet when I wrote my own poem — not sure how it might’ve affected me if I had.)

[EDIT] Sorry, Marly, I guess we were both typing at the same time! So now Laura has the information twice.