A TEAR IN THE VEIL

by Robin Boothroyd

A Veiled Vestal Virgin by Raffaelle Monti

‘The Greeks thought of language as a veil which protects us from the brightness of things. I think poetry is a tear in that veil.’

Alice Oswald, in an interview with Deryn Rees-Jones, Poetry Review 103:4 (Winter 2013)

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