The October Palace #2020

The October Palace Jane Hirshfield The October Palace Grounded in a series of mediations upon the life of the feeling heart in the world Jane Hirshfield s long awaited third collection of poetry explores the ways that radiance dwells most truly in the o

  • Title: The October Palace
  • Author: Jane Hirshfield
  • ISBN: 9780060969974
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Paperback
  • The October Palace Jane Hirshfield Grounded in a series of mediations upon the life of the feeling heart in the world, Jane Hirshfield s long awaited third collection of poetry explores the ways that radiance dwells most truly in the ordinary, the difficult, and the plain.
    The October Palace Jane Hirshfield

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    1. I first read this collection about 15 years ago I loved it this time through.Beautiful poems some are strongly narrative, the sort I usually prefer, but I consider most of Hirshfield s poems to be word photographs, a meditation in the moment rather than storytelling The two horse poems, The Love of Aged Horses and For a Gelding, ripped my heart out.There s a rich wholeness to the poet s worldview and to her writing that makes it hard for me to pluck out favorite quotes as I do with most poetry [...]

    2. Hirshfield s poems are so dense and can be so difficult, but reading this book over many days I found that much of the difficulty for me was in my own self rather than the text one day I poem would seem almost impenetrable in its images, and then I would read it again when relaxed and open and it would unfold perfectly for me I need to own this one, I think, so I may take my time over every poem and see them properly.

    3. Not many of the poems really reached me, but the few that did really did Most of her poems reflected nature and the feeling of living on a farm in a poet s eyes Each poem was gentle, either in a subtle sadness or a quiet hope Some of them, though, were too quiet and peaceful for me Plus the repetition of lions, flowers, birds, and foxes was a small annoyance I like to see variety in imagery However, some of her poems reminded me of Rumi s and that delighted me especially Meeting the Light Compl [...]

    4. Autumn Again the windflakes gold leaf from the treesand the painting darkness as if a thousand penitentskissed an icontill it thinnedback to bare wood,without diminishment.

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