I only just saw a comment you left on my blog back in October last year. I don’t know how I missed it before. So – thank you very much for your comments, and I really had not noticed that the language in my poems becomes more metaphorical the further south I go – very observant of you to notice that.
I had heard that Bulgarian Bogomils had similar ideas to the Cathars but I haven’t been able to find out very much about them. I wonder if they were persecuted like the Cathars? I think I read somewhere that they were. I agree that Kenneth White is a very good poet. I like his prose as well, his travel writing, and descriptions of places.
I read some of your poems on the link you sent me, and I liked them, but the translations of the poems on your blog are better. Translating poetry is of course the hardest thing ever, more difficult than prose.
I tried to find your email on your blog, rather than leave this as a comment, but I could not find it.
I hope you are in good health as we head towards spring,