Sunday, March 15, 2009

Leland Jamieson's "Nowhere to Plant the Feet"

Caught this sonnet online some time ago by Leland Jamieson.


The contrast, at the turn, is obviously sharply realized. The idea is a chestnut -- the old revered over the modern -- but it's the language, and the clever, sardonic juxtapositions of image and meaning, that energizes the lines in a poetic etymology, if you will.

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