About the Poems - LB
About the Poemsby Lucy Biederman John Berryman talks about how some of his Dream Songs rhyme but sound like they don't and others don't rhyme but sound like they do. I think I was aspiring toward that. I have a mortal enemy, and "She Cuts Down Lakes So They Appear Straight" is about her. Its title is a paraphrase of a line from John Ashbery's "He."