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Collaborators’ Q&A What inspired you to “dibs” this poem? Artist Helen Beckman Kaplan: It dealt with nature and love. Did the visual artist refract any element of the poem that made you see the poem differently? Poet Roy Seeger: I think “refract” is an appropriate word to describe Helen Kaplan’s work here; it captures one instant of the mayfly’s iridescent wings, as if in amber. The collaboration better captures the moment before a physical act (whatever that …