Thursday, March 29, 2012

The sameness and otherness of language, the oneness, the great divides

 From Someone is Writing a Poem, by Adrienne Rich
But most often someone writing a poem believes in, depends on, a delicate, vibrating range of difference, that an “I” can become a “we” without extinguishing others, that a partly common language exists to which strangers can bring their own heartbeat, memories, images. A language that itself has learned from the heartbeat, memories, images of strangers.

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