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    Men say they know many things;
    But lo! they have taken wings—
    The arts and sciences,
    And a thousand appliances;
    The wind that blows
    Is all that any body knows.

    ~ Henry David Thoreau

    (in context)

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Lots to Read, But None of it is Poetry

Posted by Matthew on April 11, 2007

I’ve stumbled across a few articles today. I hope to have them read by the end of the workday, but one is especially long, so we shall see. In any event, you should try to read them, too. Lots of good thinking & writing about poetry going on, people, so get at it!

Starting Poetry, by Peter over at Slow Reads. It’s nice to have this blog back up and running, now that Lent has passed.

Does Poetry Really Matter? – A Participant Feature at Poetry Thursday.

Can Poetry Matter? – A lengthy essay by Dana Gioia, but one I suspect will be more than worth the time.

Perhaps tomorrow I will have something to say about the above.

Poem: For My Daughter, by David Ignatow (not the greatest poem I’ve ever read, but it is quite accessible and touched on a soft spot for me, personally)
Thoreau: April 11, 1852


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