Thursday, July 23, 2020

Seeking out the sacred …

… Familiar Voices, Sacred Stanzas | Front Porch Republic. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

… the majority of poems are written in recognizable forms (there are numerous sonnets) and for the most part employ rhyme and/or meter. Even the light scattering of free verse poems throughout offer up a consistent line and a typographically predictable stanza. For this reader, this formal architecture and musical patterning signals that we are approaching poetry that occupies a ritualized, ceremonial space — a space apart from the profane and the prosaic, even as the subject matter is rooted in the earthly and the secular.

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