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By Malgorzata Grzegorzewska, Jean Ward, Mark Burrows

This e-book of essays on poetic speech, seen in a literary-critical, theological and philosophical gentle, explores the connections and disconnections among weak human phrases, so usually stressed with doubt and discomfort, and the final word kenosis of the divine notice at the pass. An introductory dialogue of language and prayer is by way of reflections linking poetry with non secular adventure and theology, specially apophatic, and wondering the facility of language to arrive out past itself. The imperative part foregrounds the motif of the anguish flesh, whereas the ultimate part, together with essays on seventeenth-century English metaphysical poetry and a number of other of the nice poets of the 20 th century, is dedicated to the sounds and rhythms which offer a poem its personal type of «body».

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In the second volume, he beautifully articulates what it might mean for us to live in such a way, drawing connections between the provisional nature of the meaning of “dwelt” in John 1:14 (“to dwell is drawn from desert wandering, for it is literally, in the Greek, to ‘tabernacle’ or ‘tent’ – an ever-present being that is permanent and yet shifting” [xiii]) and Martin Heidegger’s conception of “poetic dwelling”. To dwell poetically is to live within the ‘space’ that is at once a desert, an oasis and a space of literature.

Language, which brings in the order of communication and information, disseminates the “Errors and Wrongs” which are conveyed by “Mortal Words”. Words are “mortal” (and we should carefully mark the italics originally used by Traherne) because they disturb the primaeval silence of inwardness, of man closed within the shell, not of the ego, but of what in another poem Traherne calls “Naked Simple Life”. This meditation on “inward Things” is the “Inward Work” qualified by the poet in the poem “Silence” as the work “Supreme”.

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