Poet and Novelist
I began this item as a blog note. The matter strikes me as a particular problem in writing fiction and poetry and in time I will say more about it within a poetry context, but for the time being... fiction. Then it became a bit too long and its first example dragged me into Ondaatjie country. It is too long for a blog and long enough for a Short therefore I will place it in my Shorts column (see above). Shortly.
Update: It is now in Shorts.