Alfred Corn The West Door

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The West Door

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Through intense physical detail or the offhand, ironic observation of an everyday event, these poems make us aware "That nothing really ever lasts but Time itself." Thus in a meditation on a Chinese painting, we see that "The human element here, a spindly next/ To a thickset figure, almost escapes/ Notice at first survey"; but nature is full of "Unbroken stillnesses." Again, in a lovely poem on 17th-century Holland, we are made to feel our impermanence: "Reason, which/ Was Revelation" is set against Spinoza's slow perishing; and of Vermeer "Very little can be known for certain"for life is "A stream of music and mutability"yet "His name plunged deep into his pictures." It is remarkable that poems of such density, such layered complexity, remain so luminous.Barbara Hoffert , "Library Journal"
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