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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Defending Poetry, etc.

(Provincetown by Childe Hassam, 1859-1935,
American Impressionist painter)

The poet here is providing an answer — but what was the question?


Yes, defending poetry, high style, etc.,
but also summer evenings in a small town,
where gardens waft and cats sit quietly
on doorsteps, like Chinese philosophers.

~ Adam Zagajewski, born 1945, Polish poet who now teaches in the U.S.

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