Author Archives: Jason Preater

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What Light Can Do

What Light Can Do is the title of Robert Hass’s book of essays reflecting on poetry and landscape. In this post I pass the time waiting for a book to arrive with Hass. Continue reading

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Noriega: trees and language

It is a rivulet running Sheltered through the shade Of some dense pine wood: Take this cover and it dies Before it can reach the valley. I am thinking about this verse today.  Noriega is talking about his own language, … Continue reading

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Our Language: Novoneyra and Noriega Varela

Our Language The mountain man is coming now. Why?  Oh dear heart!  He is blind- He cannot see past the veil: He is coming to speak Gallego He is coming so that Gallego can live. Our language is a little … Continue reading

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An Afternoon in Spring

Antonio Machado’s poem “An Afternoon in Spring.” I don’t understand it. Do you? Continue reading

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You See, You Hear

In this Christmas post, I am thinking of you sitting at home with a brandy in your hand.  I want to share with you some of the sounds of the poetry we have been talking about.  And with that in … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s sonnets

This week I took a rest from considering Novoneyra, the mountains and the countryside and gave myself up to Reading Shakespeare The sonnets start with a series in which the poet argues with a young man who is wasting his … Continue reading

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Novoneyra and the Shepherd’s Calendar

Two poets look at a disappearing landscape, from distant points in time. Continue reading

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