Tuesday, August 21, 2012

News at Eleven: "She uses the same language as Shakespeare

and Mozart," [Helen] Noonan says [of Emily Dickinson]. "If you choose words carefully they resonate forever. That is why the arts are so potentially valuable because they can connect a society to infinity."

As evidence, she points to a short poem, Spoken: "A word is dead/When it is said,/Some say./I say it just/Begins to live/That day."

from The Sydney Morning Herald: Poet's evocative words brought to life again as soprano performs an encore


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