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They are sworn enemies of lyric poetry.
In prison they accompany the jailer,
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It is no longer possible for lyric poetry to express the immensity of our experience. Life has grown too cumbersome, too complicat ...
Milton says, that the lyric poet may drink wine and live generously, but the epic poet, he who shall sing of the gods, and their d ...
Blake is very much like Beethoven in his artistic independence and universality. Like Beethoven, he is a pioneer Romantic of that ...
The author's conviction on this day of New Year is that music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance; that poetr ...
If music and sweet poetry agree,
As they must needs (the sister and the brother),
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The mystic purchases a moment of exhilaration with a lifetime of confusion; and the confusion is infectious and destructive. It is ...
Such writing is a sort of mental masturbation.... I don't mean that he is indecent but viciously soliciting his own ideas into a s ...
... the attempt to control poetry, to subordinate it to extrapoetic ends, constitutes misuse.... it may be poetry's stubborn quali ...
Poetry is important. No less than science, it seeks a hold upon reality, and the closeness of its approach is the test of its succ ...
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