Amy Lowell’s “Meeting-House Hill”
Today is Amy Lowell‘s birthday (1874-1925).
From The Well-Tempered Critic:
The free verse imagists of the 1920s issued manifestos saying that poetry should be objective, visual, concentrated, precise, hard, clear, and rendering particulars exactly. As with a good deal of poetry written to a theory, the theory was a compensation for the practice: what imagism mainly produced was precisely the opposite, an associative hypnotic chant based on various devices of repetition. (CW 21, 364)