Friday, July 24, 2020

Indeed it can …

… Rhina Espaillat: "If poetry is really good, really honest, it can deal with whatever the daily crisis is" - FORMA Journal.  (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

I think of a poem of my own as a familiar room with windows in it that look outside, but that also reflects me looking outside. If I manage to get the reader to join me in there, and if the poem works–that is, if it communicates and invites the reader to keep me company awhile–whatever we look at may look different to each of us, but also reflect us both, to ourselves and to each other. 

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