wherever the end

The last lines of almost any poem, because they are the ending, will by default seem a grand summing up or a reaching for epiphany. Had the last few lines been anywhere else in the poem they’d be seen as much less portentous.


Andrew Shields said...

This is such a convincing observation to me that I wonder why you said "almost."

JforJames said...

Being aphoristic by nature I have a bad habit of avoiding absolute pronouncements.