Sunday, January 5, 2014

Thought for the Day

It is the work of feeling
to undo expectation. [. . .]
~ from "Sheep" by Jane Hirshfield
Poet, Essayist, Translator

Quoted in "On Calligraphic Perception: A Conversation with Jane Hirshfield", Interview with Chard deNiord in World Literature, October 16, 2013 (The interview was conducted initially in 2012 and subsequently continued via e-mail. The text of the entire poem is included.)


Joyce Wycoff said...

The trouble with expectations is ... we expect them!
Thanks Maureen!

Anonymous said...

now that's one to chew on for awhile

S. Etole said...

They often leave us disappointed.