Posted by Sherry on November 06, 1997 at 15:25:09:
In response to And that means, what???? (nfm), written by Karen R on November 06, 1997 at 14:23:42
Well, I guess I shall have to expound here a little.
Ash as a poet looks for the essence in all things, the heart of it all, seeking to show the truth of any given situation or even a thing, say like a door knob. How many opportunities has this knob opened onto or shut out ? How many people has it seen come and go ? Was it used to create sanctuary or to escape? ect. That is what my limited experience of poets, in my life,has taught me. I know two, one many years ago who I had a fleeting romance with, and the second a friend named Rebecca.
In both cases they sought to find and describe the truth of everything, clarifying, ad infintitum and ad nauseum. Maybe it was just peculiar to them but Ash it seems to me was looking for this truth and underlying essence with Cristabel too.
I am not saying there are not other kinds of poets. I just see Ash in the light of my own life experience. I actually like poetry, it's the poets I have trouble with.
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