My first thoughts about making a book using Learning Absences as a theme or idea certainly didn't include using the actual poem in the book. However, I've had an idea for a structure in which the entire poem would fit really well. I'm still very unsure about this, not only because I felt the poem was just a wonderful trigger for lots of thoughts and emotions, but also because there must be a copyright issue.
Having spent the past 28 years working in a library I know I should be right on top of copyright and all its rules but I don't think I am.
What do other members of this group think about quoting the poem? I guess if I chose this particular plan I could ask permission from the publishers. Then again, it may be easier to go back to one of my earlier ideas.