The Poet Who Sees the World Anew
Lund, Elizabeth, The Christian Science Monitor
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GOOD poetry is dangerous. Emily Dickinson said that it blew the top of her head off. Some people begin to shiver. But the one thing a good poem won't do is leave you exactly the way it found you.
Poetry is all about transformation - the kind of transformation a friend of mine from Texas experienced when she saw snow for the first time. She stretched out her arms and slowly spun around and around, catching the flakes on her tongue. "Now I see," she finally said.
But how does a poet consistently blow the top of …
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Publication information: Article title: The Poet Who Sees the World Anew. Contributors: Lund, Elizabeth - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: June 3, 1993. Page number: 16. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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