Edward M Hirsch On The Elegy

Edward M HirschEdward M Hirsch (January 20, 1950 -)

Elegy: A poem of mortal loss and consolation. The elegy does the work of mourning. It allows us to experience mortality. It turns loss into remembrance and it delivers an inheritance. It opens a space for retrospection and drives wordless anguish, wordless torment toward the consolations of verbal articulation and verbal ceremony.