Who Shall Doubt

Rating: 5.0

consciousness

in itself

of itself carrying

'the principle
of the actual' being

actual

itself ((but maybe this is a love
poem

Mary) ) nevertheless

neither

the power
of the self nor the racing
car nor the lilly

is sweet but this

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Doren Robbins 13 December 2008

Oppen's wording, imagery and structuring of his poems enforces a de-conventionalizing of perceptions. His motive throughout his work, the way he recombines subjects and objects to permeate a deeper, unpredictable and previously unapparent clarity, becomes vivid. Doren Robbins Read the entire essay, FACETS OF A LIMITED AND LIMITING CLARITY at dorenrobbins.com. Click under ESSAYS.

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