Quotation by Conrad Aiken

Time in the heart and sequence in the brain—

Such as destroyed Rimbaud and fooled Verlaine.
And let us then take godhead by the neck—
And strangle it, and with it, rhetoric.
Conrad Aiken (1889–1973), U.S. poet, novelist. Preludes for Memnon; or, Preludes to Attitude (l. 1–4). . .

Twentieth Century Poetry; American and British (1900–1970). John Malcolm Brinnin and Bill Read, eds. (1963, rev. ed., 1970) McGraw-Hill Book Company (text edition entitled The Modern Poets).
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