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To pass over or dismiss as flaws the agony and doubt in the poem, and to accept
as an expression of faith what was primarily an attempt to achieve faith in the
vision, is to polarize the possible responses to the poem — to make it merely an ...
The poet hovers on the verge of losing his faith completely and wonders — for he
can never know^ — if Poe lost his faith under comparably
agoni2ing_circumstances. What must be born, before the poet can speak his
word of faith to the world, ...
... an atom in a shroud — Man hears himself an engine in a cloud! " — Recorders
ages hence" — ah, syllables of faith! Walt, tell me, Walt Whitman, if infinity Be still
the same as when you walked the beach.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing
Oh Fathers, forgive me, for I have sinned! I've wanted to indulge and drink in the shining baroque myths of Hart Crane for so long. I've only done so now, after watching the James Franco film a while ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - NielsenGW - LibraryThing
Crane’s poetry is as enigmatic as it is delightful. As a precursor to the so-called Symbolists, he displays a skill unmatched in his time. This short volume takes the reader on a journey—a journey that changes with each reading. Recommended for anyone trying to get away from the simpler poets. Read full review