Poets Corner

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I didn’t know we had an American version of Poets Corner. At the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York, to the left near the rear of the nave, the names of our literary greats are etched in stone, along with a few of their words. On my visit yesterday, I got to see an exhibit of Japanese poetry and art from the aftermath of last year’s earthquake. I took this photo from the clerestory, looking down at the tanka poems, written by ordinary people in grief and in hope.

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