Posted by Sherry on November 06, 1997 at 17:22:02:
In response to Faulty Analysis, written by Karen R on November 06, 1997 at 15:54:08
Ah, I have no problem with how you characterize poets in general, but as I try to explain--probably badly--in a post below, Ash is a total failure when it comes to understanding love. All his poetry to date has been in the mode of the "great ventriloquist" speaking through the mouths of dead men. It was characteristic of the times, with the major leaps and advances in science, to explore and analyze what constituted life. But isn't it ironic that the one poem he wrote about love "Ask to Embla" is this great mystery to everyone. They can't imagine who he wrote it for. It's just not in him...and he doesn't have the backbone to let it develop.
Does not understanding something preclude us from wanting or even feeling the need for it?
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