The contemporary poets I most admire are similarly subtle in the ways in which they use language to transfigure our perception of the natural world.
Meanwhile, a residential construction and remodeling boom promises to transfigure the look of the place still further.
A young girl, intent on her guitar-playing, with a sun-reddened face and wind-tangled, light-shot hair, is transfigured by her own music.
But what is more impressive is the way the show transfigures ordinary gestures.
Even pain is transfigured into a sort of pleasure which can be savoured aesthetically.
Technology or mechanistic craft adjusts to the functions of everyday life; art elevates and transfigures the everyday into a transcendent state.
William Blake produced a series of visionary paintings about mankind transfigured by revolution and a series of graphic illustrations to highlight the plight of black slaves tortured in Surinam.
It becomes ever more nuancé, ever more modern, and the result is that it can no longer depict a tenement block or a refuse heap without transfiguring it.
Within a very short period, humanity has no doubt transfigured the face of the earth by obliterating space and time through the revolution in communications and urbanisation of the world.
If he had lived in our era, he would probably be a blogger, but instead his multivolume book transfigures his encounters with the arts and artists.