Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Great Regulars: But the wind is felt in the present;

it moves leaves and sails a pair of swans across the water. Now we are in the realm of real ghosts, of Shakespeare's dreams and Dante's shades. [Douglas] Dunn employs terza rima, the Dantean innovation, to hold the formal mastery and the still raw emotion in suspension, and ends his summons with a dawning exclamation.

Land Love

from The Times Literary Supplement: Poem of the Week: Land Love by Douglas Dunn introduced by Will Eaves


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