Sunday, May 10, 2015

Thought for the Day

A poem is a cup of words filled
past its brim, carrying meanings
beyond its own measurable capacity.

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A good poem is a through-passage,
words that leave poet, reader, 
and themselves ineradicably changed.
~ Jane Hirshfield

Quoted from "Poetry, Transformation, and the Column of Tears" in Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World (Knopf, 2015), p. 264

Jane Hirshfield's most recent collection of poem is The Beauty (Knopf, 2015).

Jane Hirshfield, American Poet, Translator, Essayist

Jane Hirshfield on FaceBook

"Jane Hirshfield Explores the Transformative Power of Poetry", Discussion Forum, KQED, April 6, 2015 

Anisse Gross, "Interview with Poet Jane Hirshfield", SFGate, March 11, 2015

1 comment:

drew said...

Lovely thought this morning. Thanks Maureen.