I'm new to the book-got it a few days ago. I'm new to the board-registered minutes ago. But I've done some searching, and found that nobody has mentioned this in any forum.
in the Jan 11, '88 letter, we have that poem, printed at an angle. Now, I'm not sure the meaning of this entire verse, but if you read "you rid a sea with dance", it sounds as "Euridice with dance".
Euridice, bride of Orpheus, who was bitten by a snake. And orpheus, son of Apollo who was the master of all things with his song, went to the underworld to bring her back, but at the last moment, looked back at her and she was lost there forever.
Anyone got a take on the meaning of this bit?