Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Great Regulars: We talk about the "music" of poems,

and there is that. But I would like to suggest that a poem is ultimately about silence.

The wonderful poet Li-Young Lee, who by the way lives nearby in Chicago, says that the silence of a poem "disillusions us of our own small presence in order to reveal the presence of this deeper silence--the pregnant, primal, ancient, contemporary, and immanent silence."

from Fleda Brown: Traverse City Record-Eagle: On Poetry: Listen to the silence


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