Where does Jane Hirshfield live?
She served as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 2012 to 2017 and is the guest editor for Poem-a-Day in April 2021 (National Poetry Month). Hirshfield lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
What is the poem the promise about?
The Promise by Jane Hirshfield is a reflection on how things in the poet’s life seem to drift away from her, leaving her behind. She asks objects such as ‘flowers’, a ‘spider’ and even her own ‘body’ to stay, but in the end they always leave or change.
For what binds us meaning?
There is a double meaning in title of this poem, one that is repeated in the first line: “what binds us.” People can be bound by love or hate; “bind” means a close connection that can be positive or negative. Because of the damage people do, even or especially to the ones they love, says the poet.
What is the element of poetry?
As with narrative, there are “elements” of poetry that we can focus on to enrich our understanding of a particular poem or group of poems. These elements may include, voice, diction, imagery, figures of speech, symbolism and allegory, syntax, sound, rhythm and meter, and structure.
Why is the poem considered as geography of self?
The poet has dug deep within his self. His introspection has unraveled some unexpected facts about himself. He has discovered that he is not simply a single being! The metaphor of ‘geography of self‘ is an unusually apt one that describes best the self-exploration of diverse facets of the poet’s personality.
Where can I find poems?
When your book budget busts, you can visit these websites to find free poetry online.