Saturday, April 3, 2010

Edward Hirsch on Encountering the Sonnet

Poetry counts; language mediates. I felt then—and I still feel—that poetry can embody loneliness and bring us into the human community in a fuller way. That loneliness, the feeling of solitude, can be thought through; it can be developed and delivered by a simple form that sacramentalizes a moment in time, a moment out of time—a little sound, a little song. 
From “My Own Acquaintance”, The Making of a Sonnet: A Norton Anthology
ed. By Edward Hirsch and Eavan Boland, W. W. Norton & Company, 2008

The Making of a Sonnet: A Norton Anthology

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