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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 ...
Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild.
I am two fools, I know,
For loving, and for saying so
In whining poetry.
We read poetry because the poets, like ourselves, have been haunted by the inescapable tyranny of time and death; have suffered th ...
Perhaps basketball and poetry have just a few things in common, but the most important is the possibility of transcendence. The op ...
But the abstract conception
Of private experience at its greatest intensity
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