“Singing the Undulations”
Arthur Waley writes that Roger Fry, the art critic, “thought verse ought to be printed in lines that undulated in a way to reinforce the rhythms.”
In essence, that’s what I try to do with my “compositions” – merely singing the undulations of the poet’s rhythms.
And I love his reference to undulation, for that is exactly as I feel the rhythms – as waves. With every line I observe my hand move to the particular waveform of the lines of the poet’s inner voice, singing.
My hand, conducted by the poet, undulates as it conducts my singing.
 One Hundred and Seventy Chinese Poems, New Edition (London: Jonathan Cape, 1962), p. 6.