this is a semi-random question... how much do you (you!) feel an obligation toward the "facts" in poems. say, for instance, in a poem that contains an historical figure. how comfortable would you be straying from the details (and if so, how far from the details) of this person's life? how about inventing details about the figure's life to benefit the language/interest of the poem? in other words... do you feel justified in sacrificing truth and historical fact for the sake of the poem's imagination?
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