I am rediscovering all the rules writers have about their work – some I agree with, some I don’t; I apply neither consistently. Adverbiage is one of them, repetition another. Some of the most powerful poems use repetition I think, Dylan Thomas’ Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night does not so much spring to mind, as never leave it, exactly for the use of repetition. Rules are made to be broken and rigidity of approach is not always a good thing in life.
One of the rules was: never write about dreams.
I am not going to write about mine for my own reasons, but this song more or less sums up last night’s effort.