Often to understand poetry, it helps to compare two poems of a similar subject. On this episode I will be comparing a new poet to an old one.
The new: Jeremiah Cobra is a writer and poet living in Souther California. He recently published his first book of short stories and poems in a compilation, "Beauty and Perspective."
I'll be reading and discussing his poem A Flower's Bloom.
The old: William Blake (1757-1827). Blake is one of the great Romantic poets of the 18th and 19th century. Considered a visionary in his own time, his series Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience commonly portray a deceptively simplistic scene, but hide a beautifully dark vision of the world.
I'll be reading and discussing his poem The Blossom.
Read these poems here: https://www.kirkbarbera.com/single-post/2018/10/31/BLOOM-poetry