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She is ever filled with fierce longings, singing her songs of love, suffused with yearning and desire.
She ceaselessly hungers and thirsts for God, for the living God, and pours forth her utterances in rhyme, in inner song.
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In ‘John Clare and the Manifold Commons‘ (Environmental Humanities, vol. 3, 2013, pp. 71-91) Patrick Bresnihan writes,
Clare’s love of the smallest and most trivial details….In its resolute ‘here-and-nowness’…describes nothing more than the most commonplace moments, moments with no higher meaning….the very ordinariness of these moments allows them to resonate with others, to provoke…‘universal feelings.’…the commonplace experiences which Clare evoked…. 479 more words
4:30 PM – 4:45 PM
Hilton, Room: Salon B
Presenting Author: Cordelia Erickson-Davis Stanford University
Presence, or the sense of “being there,” is frequently invoked in descriptions of religious experience (e.g., the “presence of God”), unseen others (e.g., Third Man Syndrome) or one’s self (e.g., to feel fully present in the moment). 187 more words