Sunday, February 04, 2024

Sunday, Saying Yes to the World

As a poet I hold the most archaic values on earth. They go back to the upper Paleolithic: the fertility of the soil, the magic of animals, the power-vision in solitude, the terrifying initiation and rebirth, the love and ecstasy of the dance, the common work of the tribe. I try to hold both history and wilderness in mind, that my poems may approach the true measure of things and stand against the unbalance and ignorance of our times.

Gary Snyder, from A Controversy of Poets

So a gathering (or group) of poets is a controversy? The word would also be a good one for a bunch of salty, independent, elderly women. A controversy of crones? I like it.


Dee said...

I do too!

Karen Hall said...

Oh Yes, “controversy of crones” brilliant, love it