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Arlene Croce wrote in her book, Afterimages: "Williams's technique transfigures him and becomes, seemingly, the result of the religious idealism of the son -- he is ready.
To give him credit, Chambers certainly tries to address some ways that poets "transfigure" ritual, but he is more concerned with how liturgy transfigures them and shapes their poetry.
He continually transfigures the body, often by telling the story of his own body, taking all the senses and bodily processes together, playing them against--and with--one another, to convey the constitution and transformation of viewing and thinking alike.
In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea, With a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me: As he died to make men holy, let us die to make men free, While God is marching on.
What is interesting here is to see how the very act that fixes the object is an act that transforms and transfigures.