Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Great Regulars: The imagery extends the poem's reach

beyond an individual woman to wider nature. Again we might think of Patrick Kavanagh and the "triangular hill" so lovingly feminised in the poem "Innocence". [R.S.] Thomas places the encounter with his real bride-to-be in his own personally cherished rural space, one of those luminous greenwoods no less integral to the Welsh landscape than are its stony hills.


from Carol Rumens: The Guardian: Poem of the week: Luminary by RS Thomas


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