The mind is brushed by sparrow winds

26 01 2008

Bravo — this is the kind of poetry entry I aspire to.

Hart Crane « The Lumber Room

The Lumber Room is now added to the blogroll on the basis of this evocative introduction to a lesser-known poet.

Also, when reading about him in my copy of Lives of the Poets, by Micheal Schmidt, it leads to a new word for me: rebarbative, the subject of an upcoming post. (I have nothing to add to the summary of Hart Crane’s life in the link above).

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2 responses

27 01 2008
elberry

Thank you. Always most pleasing to encounter other lovers of Crane.

28 01 2008
Euglossine Bee

Not a lover, exactly. Some of his poetry doesn’t appeal at all… but there are some thought-provoking, beautiful bits as well. The line I quoted for example — who amongst us hasn’t been in a place where even a sparrow wind would knock our mind off balance?

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