Walking with Ruskin: Poems (Notable Voices) (Paperback)

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In his poem, “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell,” William Blake hypothesized that "If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.” Of course, Blake’s “doors of perception” are both hard to clean and even harder to keep clean. For John Ruskin, the famous 19th century art and social critic, seeing demanded a scientist’s respect for fact, but also a love for what was being seen. These poems ask us to attend, with devotion and care, to a world which will always remain a mystery, but a mystery in which love calls us to the things of this world where we may become most fully human.

About the Author

ROBERT CORDING is the Barrett Professor of creative writing at Holy Cross College; he has published five collections of poems.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781933880211
ISBN-10: 193388021X
Publisher: CavanKerry Press
Publication Date: September 14th, 2010
Pages: 116
Language: English
Series: Notable Voices