Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Q&A …

… TO BEAR THE WEIGHT OF LIFEm— An Interview with Dana Gioia. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Poetry is easiest to recognize if the lines are in meter. If I’m talking and I suddenly say, “It was many and many a year ago / In a kingdom by the sea, / That a maiden there lived whom you may know / By the name of Annabel Lee...,” you can recognize the exact point at which I’m going from ordinary speech into a ritual language.

No comments:

Post a Comment