I've been wondering about long poems, and whether I should attempt one. My attention span isn't the best, so it might have to involve multiple sittings (which is why I ultimately chose poetry over fiction as my genre).
I have written the same poem over and over again in the past, and I wonder if it's somewhat like that. I imagine it requires some serious commitment, and enough inspiration to sustain itself. I also suspect that it shouldn't be a bunch of slight, minor poems stuck together.
Dear readers, have any of you tried your hand at a long poem before? What advice do you have? What long poems should an aspiring long poem poet read before attempting? I mean, other than "The Waste Land," which I have most certainly read.
PS--I felt compelled to show you a few pics of Akron after Ike. I've never seen so many trees down before. It's like a giant stomped through here. Maybe I'll write a long poem about the storm. Or not.