>Exactly, Martin! The Angostura worked like magic! (even though I gave it
>up for Lent)
>Thanks for all the encouragement to return, friends.
>I've been trying to follow the "contains" discussion. My first reaction is
>the thought that great poetry reshapes the boundaries & meanings of
>meaning. You enter the orbit of a kinship that can change your life. In
>that sense the reader is "contained" by the poem. I think of this as an
>impulse or communicative gesture or field of energy which surrounds the
>verbal crystallization of the language per se. The verbal crystallization,
>the poem itself, is a kind of telos - a magnetic or hypnotic stasis which
>"stops" time or draws it into another dimension.
>Have been re-reading Montale's "La bufera e altro" (The Storm & Other
>Things), with the Arrowsmith translation & notes, which inspires these
Indeed, welcome back, Henry. with your usual pithy commentary...
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