Cosa ne pensano gli iscritti
A collection of Hall’s plain living and high thinking.
There is something in the reading of good poetry that is deeply human. Reading Hall’s quite strait forward stories and poems reveals the man’s honest feelings about simple observations and reflections on his rural home, family and life. Living on a farm once owned by his grandparents he brings that past world to life in his appreciation of its rawness and simplicity. But he sees in these simple things the reality of his own world and life and he makes the reader feel it too.
This is the joy of poetry. Its words allow the human writer to communicate real human thoughts and feelings to the human reader. The poet is not making points. He’s feeling out loud and the reader can hear him.
I enjoyed the brief excerpts in this short book and will definitely seek out more of Donald Hall’s work.