Thursday, September 19, 2013

Review of an Excerpt from "Debths" by Susan Howe

An excerpt from "Debths" by Susan Howe was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on September 19, 2013.  I right-clicked on "debths," and chose "look up debths."  After thinking about it, my computer returned this answer:  "No Results Found."  The poem that follows the enigmatic title is almost entirely nonsensical, although, for just a moment, I thought I understood something in its undercurrent just out of reach--something about symbolic language and the language of art.  Or perhaps not--the moment of clarity was fleeting, and I am not at all sure.

No comments:

Post a Comment

NO ANONYMOUS OR NEGATIVE COMMENTS, PLEASE. ONLY POSITIVE COMMENTS WITH ATTRIBUTION (YOUR NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS) WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR PUBLICATION. OUR MODERATORS WILL SCREEN OUT ALL COMMENTS THAT DO NOT MEET THESE CRITERIA. ALL COMMENTS ARE SCREENED.

If you wish to provide suggestions, feedback, or constructive criticism to the Songs of Eretz staff, please send your thoughts to SWGordonMD@gmail.com. You may or may not receive a response, but your thoughts will be read.