More Than Allusion
All times are troubled, all worlds are full of both wounds and wonders. Poetry has always played a role in articulating these realities, and yet at the same time it provides insights that transcend the moment and speak to the larger human condition. Poetry notes the ebb and flow of tides, the flood surge or parching of rivers and streams. But it can also count each raindrop and, in a line or image, hold it up to the light, so that we can know both the rain and the ocean at the same time.