I like the point about Creeley's recurring image of "echoes" & the
quoted example of the stars.
It was a shock to me, his dying - I always had the impression that he
was eternally youthful, though of course that late volume I was just
reading is called *Life & Death* : > He told her,/"to the stars, to the
/Milky Way",/relaxed, and was gone. <
Apart from the Pope & Prince Rainier, now Saul Bellow has kicked the
empty pail. Sic transit...
Good news - Berlusconi may have reached his sell-by date, to quote a
politics professor, judging by the results of the local elections.
Pierre Joris wrote:
> For those who have German, here a link to an excellent piece on
> Creeley in the Neue Züricher Zeitung:
> "Lyric poetry has to be exorbitant or not at all." -- Gottfried Benn
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