Stephen Dunn imagines the loneliness of the visionary who captures a radical truth but is unable to communicate what he has seen and understood to his fellow prisoners.
Elizabeth Bishop – In the Waiting Room
A formidable description of epiphany: when the poet's world goes from a mundane waiting room to a radically altered sense of identity.
BY ABIGAIL KING This is how it began: mornings, sitting outside on a stone bench, listening to the mockingbird. You exist. I exist.
G.K. Chesterton – The Convert
G.K. Chesterton's 'The Convert' describes the aftermath of a transition that has taken the poet from an upside-down world onto a shining white road of peace and clarity.