[Milton-L] Lost Lines
pluscachange at comcast.net
Wed Jun 13 14:07:49 EDT 2007
Not really Milton-related, but I hope that you all might be able to
help me with this before it drives me up the wall.
I can't find a certain poem anywhere handy, and I know it is well
known to literati. It surfaced in my memory when news broke of the
death of William Meredith, and I think he is the author. I think the
title refers to Ginsberg's "Howl" and certainly is referenced in the
line that sticks in my memory:
. . . when I think of the cry
the brave priest Hopkins raised
the night he raided the sky
and English verse was praised. ...
And the poems chastises poets "not [something] enough to rhyme,/ not
fond enough to scan".
Thanks to all who are more amply anthologized for helping me retain sanity.
P.S. Speaking of Meredith, here is the best memoir of him that I have yet seen:
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