Saturday, June 17, 2006
WILL THE NEW US POET LAUREATE PLEASE STAND UP?
Donald Hall is the nation's new poet laureate. While I'm not familiar with his work, a Washington Post review of "The One Day," a book-length poem published in 1998 cites the following as the climactic line of the work:
"Work, love, build a house and die. But build a house."
I think that's beautiful.
I must purchase "The One Day."
Read more about Donald Hall here: http://poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/264