Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Great Regulars: In fact, it is part of an early

sequence called Les Poèmes de l'humour triste (1919) that [Jules] Supervielle subsequently described as coming from a period before he dared face up to the terrifying responsibility of the poet. Once he accepted the burden of "too much sympathy", however, his irony--"the depraved daughter of his melancholy" as he called it--dissolved to reveal a nature for which the grass and the bees do indeed provide the most appropriate send-off.

To Myself When Dead

from The Times Literary Supplement: Poem of the Week: "To Myself When Dead"


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