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Donne Dylan DoubleQuote

[ by Charles Cameron — on the supposed world-shape — real, imagin’d, or foggy with scattered insights ]



Two to my mind great poets of the language on the world-shape.

The first, John Donne, brilliantly stands astride the ancient metaphysical and modern scientific understandings of world-shape with his stunning, succinct corners of the round earth — he’s familiar to the point of ownership with both traditions, at a time when the ancient was ceding way to the modern..

The second, Bob Dylan, shuffles anonymously among us at a no less fraught time of anguish as to realities, sings unsure of what’s what or which — a coin toss, a twist of fate..

bard’s wyrd.

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