Poetic Investigations

Tom D'Evelyn on Poetry and Its Others (philosophy, theology, poetics)

“A more severe, more harassing master”: A Comment on Stevens

My more patient reading of Stevens, driven by the hope I can read him on his terms as opposed to the countless arguments of commentators, is bearing fruit. My reading … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Buson’s Chisel Splendid in the Tao

Here’s a haiku by Buson (1716-1783) by W. S. Merwin and Takako Lento¬†from Collected Haiku of Yosa Buson (Copper Canyon Press 2113), p 102:   A stonemason cools his chisel … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · 2 Comments