The Songs of Eretz Poem of the Day for July 24, 2014 is "Traveling through the Dark" by William E. Stafford, Poet of the Month. In addition to the reviews this month, Mr. Stafford's work has been examined previously here: http://eretzsongs.blogspot.com/2014/04/poem-of-day-once-in-40s-by-william.html, where a brief biography and references may be found. The text of "Traveling through the Dark" may be found here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171495.
"Traveling though the Dark" has no discernible larger metaphor or conceit. It is presented in verse, but reads like a short story or vignette--more poetic prose than prosaic poetry.
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