Seeing What Others See

Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry | Julian Peters | Plough

Any time I think of Matthew Arnold’s poem, “Dover Beach,” one singularly vivid image comes to mind. The dark waters of the English Channel are receding to reveal the sea floor underneath but, instead of soil, the uncovered surface looks like bones—the hollowed-out ribcage of a giant skeleton. I can always picture the scene more clearly than any other in…

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