a window moment
Jane Hirshfield: Many good poems have a kind of window-moment in them–a point at which they change their direction of gaze or thought in a way that suddenly opens a broadened landscape of meaning and feeling. Encountering such a moment, the reader breathes in some new infusion, as steeply perceptible as any physical window’s increase of light, scent, sound, or air. The gesture is one of lifting, unlatching, releasing; mind and attention swing open to newly peeled vistas.
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Reblogged this on Teach and Reach and commented:
enjoyed this perspective
re-blogged on teachnreach thanks
Reblogged this on Seriously Clowning Around and commented:
well said, she should be a poet
I am going to have to read that book! The quote that you chose is good for all artists to read.
Absolutely! Book highly recommended!
What a poetical picture. Love, Micheine
I love this quote. I didn’t see the name of the book it’s from? Also love the photo–did you take it?
quote from interview: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/20/jane-hirshfield-poetry_n_6896864.html
picture from web, no credits.
Thank you! Wouldn’t it be lovely to live inside that house and look out that window? Makes me wonder about the rest of the room : )
oh yes, a wonderful place to write – and to hike.