Thursday, April 17, 2014
Poetry - "a bridge between separated souls"
April 17 - birthday of Irish poet Brendan Kennelly (1936) who said:
"Poetry is, above all, a singing art of natural and magical connection because, though it is born out of one's person's solitude, it has the ability to reach out and touch in a humane and warmly illuminating way the solitude, even the loneliness, of others. That is why, to me, poetry is one of the most vital treasures that humanity possesses; it is a bridge between separated souls."
Writer's Almanac, April 17, 2013