Sunday, September 11, 2011

Thought for the Day

Poetry enacts our own losses so that we can share
the notion that we all lose—and hold
each other's hand, as it were, in losing.
~ Donald Hall
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Donald Hall (b. 1928) Profile at Poetry Foundation

Profile at PBS NewsHour Poetry Series

Poems, Articles by and About Hall, and Audio & Podcast (Poetry Foundation Compilation)

Poems by Hall Published in The New Yorker

Online Resources, Library of Congress

Resources Compiled by The New York Times

Ray Duckler, "Poet's Gift Folds Into Night", Concord Monitor, March 2, 2011

2010 National Medal of Arts Award

4 comments:

Glynn said...

Hall's new poetry collection, "The Back Chamber," will be published on Wednesday.

S. Etole said...

This quote conveys even greater meaning coupled with the poem variations you have read.

nance marie said...

sharing the notion of alikeness .. i like it :-)

Hannah Stephenson said...

What a beautiful thought.