Saturday, October 26, 2013

Review of "The Clouded Morning" by Jones Very

"The Clouded Morning" by Jones Very (1813 - 1880) was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on October 26, 2013. A link to the poem may be found here:

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/23738?utm_source=PAD%3A+The+Clouded+Morning+by+Jones+Very&utm_campaign=poemaday_102613&utm_medium=email

Due to the nature of his poetry, Jones Very was expelled from Harvard and committed to an insane asylum from 1834 to 1839.  Ralph Waldo Emerson befriended him and helped him publish his poetry.  Mr. Very is associated with the American Transcendentalist movement.

The particular poem of Very's chosen by Poem-A-Day appears to be a classical Shakespearian sonnet, a form for which Very was known.  The poem describes the coming of morning on a foggy day in vivid detail and lyric language.

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