Our proper place

Journal Article

Porter translates the creatures with notes of praise, following her spiritual and poetic model, St. Francis: "Give praise with psalms that tell the trees to sing," she writes, and with the little peepers "when they fill the marsh with a shimmer of belllike cries." [...] she makes audible those "smallest creatures, who do not know they have names," as they Praise the moist ground and every winking leaf, And the new sun that smells of the new streams.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ellen F Davis,

Published Date

  • 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 127 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 28 -

Published By

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-5281