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Walter Butts, MFA's blog

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Contemplation, Clarity, and the Poem

 

Complex thoughts distilled through plain diction, interactions with the natural world, and specificity of details can heighten imagery and evoke larger implications.  This endeavor to make human connection through introspection, reflection and acute awareness of one’s environment is a prevalent style employed by many ancient Chinese poets.  Within this seemingly simplistic approach, these masters arrived at discoveries, revelatory for themselves and the reader. 

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