Monday, 29 October 2012

Day 129: Sonoma Fire

'To make art means standing a little outside the furnace. Gold, or clay, or stories can go into the furnace and be transformed.' - Jane Hirshfield

It's true. Art can even make hurt lesser, make tragedy beautiful.
(You can read more here on the poet's explanation of this idea and this poem.)

Sonoma Fire - Jane Hirshfield

Large moon the deep orange of embers.
Also the scent.
The griefs of others—beautiful, at a distance.



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