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Anne Carson’s Eros the Bittersweet

Anne Carson’s Eros the Bittersweet

In the beginning, there was Paradox. The end won’t resolve this. It can’t, for obvious reasons. When we’re no longer able to hear the ex-lover cry, the tree fall, or remember the all too familiar trajectory of sweet to bitter, the Paradox remains. Anne Carson, in her beautiful meditation on Sappho, Socrates, Desire, and bridges to more bridges, takes us on a journey to Paradox, and gently, sweetly leaves us wanting more. More Sappho, more love, more. Which is the…

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Zen Fields Beyond the Canvas

Zen Fields Beyond the Canvas

You were my dream So the poets say So they spin and wrack their minds How to express what can not be Love      Love of           Love of her Of life Of the stars Anything that crisscrosses Their eyes and ears Their fifth or sixth dimension Like the waves they see As stand-ins for her Like the mountains they see As symbols of her strength The irony the melancholy Of it all is Of course the non-abstract Nature of…

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