Sweetness Ready Penned”: On Velocity, Vision, and the Gifts of George Herbert’s “Jordan (2)
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This is an essay about speed and integrity. At some level, it is an inquisition into the ways in which information – of a material, spiritual, and lyric nature – is transmitted in poetry more immediately (and perhaps with less loss) than might otherwise be possible in any other form. It is centered on the difference between vision and sight. This is about, as Herbert more sweetly and succinctly puts it in a different poem, “Prayer (2)”: Of what an easy quick access, My blessed Lord, are thou! how suddenly May our requests thine ear invade!
Herbert, George, 1593-1633; Welsh poetry; Literary criticism
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Sweetness Ready Penned”: On Velocity, Vision, and the Gifts of George Herbert’s “Jordan (2).
Ben Jonson Journal, 28(2),