Thursday, June 14, 2007

Gazing into the Abyss

Excellent essay written by Christian Wiman (editor of Poetry) in American Scholar.  Read it here.
The sudden appearance of love
and the galvanizing prospect of death
lead a young poet back to poetry and
a"hope toward God"
 "It is the same with us and God," she [Simone Weil] says. "Every separation is a link." . . .It has taken three events, each shattering in its way, for me to recognize both the full beauty, and the final insufficiency, of Weil's image.
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