Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Great Regulars: When asked about the current health

of her father, who suffers from Alzheimer's, Bly responded:

You know he's very happy. So . . . not very happy but he's happy. So I'm very grateful that he's not experienced the personality changes that sometimes accompany that sort of loss. But it's sad, it's very very hard for someone whose life is made up of looking at a tree and turning it into a poem--so your whole life flows by you in words--to not be able to manipulate words is a terrible thing.

from Marianne Combs: Minnesota Public Radio: State of the Arts: Minnesota Poetry: Poet Robert Bly's daughter talks about his memory loss


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