By Tom Hennen
"It's tough to think that this American master—and I don't use these phrases lightly—has been hidden correct lower than our noses for many years. yet regardless of his loss of acceptance, Mr. Hennen, like several useful word-farmer, has easily long gone approximately his calling with humility and gratitude in a tradition whose fundamental crop has turn into popularity. He simply watches, waits after which moves, providing heart-buckling lines." —Dana Jennings, the hot York Times
"As with Ted Kooser, Tom Hennen is a genius of the typical contact. . . . they're amazingly modest males who early authorised poetry as a calling in historical phrases and not enable up regardless of being overlooked early on. They go back to the readers a thousandfold for his or her attentions." — Jim Harrison, from the introduction
"One of the main fascinating issues approximately Tom Hennen's poems is his unusual skill to carry huge quantities of area, frequently uninhabited house, into his brain and so into the full poem."—Robert Bly
Tom Hennen provides voice to the prairie and to rural groups, celebrating—with unhappiness, compliment, and astute observations—the land, climate, and population. briefly lyrics and prose poems, he finds the specified strangeness of standard issues. This quantity is Hennen's long-overdue advent to a countrywide viewers.
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In theological terms, God as the Word (Greek logos, also reason) is both the ultimate mystery and the ultimate truth: ‘‘In the beginning was the Word. ) In historical terms, the Word is incognizable because the New World is still only a distant promise; the lost Eden has not yet been regained and the Holy Sepulchre, Christ’s empty tomb in Jerusalem, is still ‘‘enchained,’’ that is, in the hands of the Moors. /What do I know of life? ’’ 14 ave m aria ................. 17999$ $CH2 01-21-11 07:28:26 PS PAGE 14 Into thy steep savannahs, burning blue,39 Utter to loneliness the sail is true.
And past the din and slogans of the river: In a letter Otto Kahn of September 27, 1927, Crane explains the transition from ‘‘Van Winkle’’ to ‘‘The River’’: ‘‘The subway is simply a figurative, psychological ‘vehicle’ for transporting the reader to the Middle West. He lands on the railroad tracks in the company of several tramps in the twilight. The extravagance of the first twenty-three lines of this section is an intentional burlesque on the cultural confusion of the present—a great conglomeration of noises analogous to the strident impression of a fast express running by.
Ll. 1–7) Powhatan was the ruler of the Algonquin Indian tribe in Tidewater, Virginia. His chiefdom covered nearly all of eastern Virginia when Jamestown was founded in 1607. Pocahontas (1595–1617) was regarded as a peacemaker between the Native Americans and the English. Much of the narrative around her has been too embellished and mythologized to sort out fact from fiction with confidence. epigraph: Quoted from A Historie of Travaile into Virginia, by William Strachey, an English colonial historian and secretary for the Virginia Company who spent time in the colonies starting in 1610.
Darkness Sticks to Everything: Collected and New Poems by Tom Hennen