Oh my goodness, John. What a thoughtful and gracious reply. I used to teach in a non-humanities discipline. Among my colleagues one could easily discern the profound by the way they responded to certain observations--with the security and assuredness of a scholar eminent in their field. You sir, rest comfortably atop that down mattress of metric poets. I'm literally--and as prone to hyberbole as I may be--I am not exaggerting--I'm literally catching my breath at how your responsive words have left me. It is an honor both to take in your art, as well as to correspond with you thereabout.