The wind, the calm

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Peter A. Fortunato (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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H.T. Kirby-Smith

Abstract: I have too many questions myself about the nature of poetry to say much by way of an introduction to this collection. Somehow in the last couple of years these poems came into being, though the experiences from which they were born have passed and the poems too are perishable. My own faith in poetry and my own doubts about the ultimate value of words are bound up in the transiency of all human experience. Perhaps these poems suffice best as brief illuminations, lightning flares on the rim of night by which we may glimpse, or at least think we glimpse, the substance surrounding us. For me, the prospect of the darkness which intercedes grows increasingly awesome, beautiful, and complex. May the reader make of that ground what he can by the flicker of these poems.

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Language: English
Date: 1974

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