By Kirk, Blender-Keeper
Date: 2021 May 25
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On "From Blossoms"

Padraig O Tuama parting thoughts on Li-Young Lee's "From Blossoms":

One of the invitations and, I think, perhaps the main invitation of this poem is to go beyond the technicalities of the poem, to go beyond the language of the poem and the beauty of the poem and to actually go and taste something — a peach perhaps, or a strawberry, whatever you like — and then to gather all of the seasons and life and sadnesses and joys and laborers and people who worked and the consideration of the story, all gathered into the taste of this sweetness — and then, to let that taste itself be a poem that you’re living in.