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April 02, 2021

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A lucid and insightful reading of the poem. I haven't looked at Herbert's work in about 50 years, but liked it back then, and still do. (I'm also impressed by your astute grasp of the whole Christianity thing.)

David Lehman: No exaggeration that this explication of Herbert -- and the tenderness/rigor of the poem itself -- made me tear-up. Beautiful. I shall share.

I greatly appreciate your comments, Terence and Jack. It's enjoyable to revisit poems I have loved and to do my best to elucidate them. And appreciative comments keep me motivated.

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