Created: November 19, 2019, 12:05 AM
Location: Middletown, KY
Notes: The poem began as an assignment to write an ekphrastic on Hamlet.
Line 1: Other comes from Lacan as does (a) also known as objet petit a
Line 2: post-hoc- is the first half of the informal fallacy Post hoc ergo propter hoc
Line 12 "on his swift wings" is a play on Hamlet's reply to the ghost in Act I Scene v: "Haste me to know ’t, that I, with wings as swift / As meditation or the thoughts of love, / May sweep to my revenge." lines xxxv-xxxvii
Line 17: "time-future" comes from T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets most notable in the first poem Burnt Norton