Monthly Archives: July 2011

ADLESTROP: Significant Simplicity

There are some poems that seem initially lightweight, but nonetheless remain in the mind because that hasty impression is wrong. ┬áIn fact the first somewhat negative judgment may be just the reflection of a cultural prejudice that a poem must … Continue reading

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OVER THE SEA TO SKYE

Constantine Cavafy has a poem called simply Ithaka, one of his historical pieces in which advice is given to a traveller setting out on the journey to Ithaka — and the advice is “Hope that the road is long.” The … Continue reading

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