This piece appears in the Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal: The Occult, No. 22
Concerning the Meaning Molecule in PoetryLong ago a man told me, If you write poetry keep your subjects small; i was a tiny skinny girl at that point … Much later, i heard a meaning molecule in the call of a dove pretending to be an owl in the pine, a song-speck circling in a thought throughout all time (like the man said, extremely small!) traveling from before literature through the blue centuries until quite recently when a radiant instance of the unknown paused our bafflement but kept that little meaning absolutely elusive, & erotic … for AC & NS
¤Brenda Hillman is the author of 10 collections of poetry. The most recent is Extra Hidden Life, Among the Days.