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