Friday, January 27, 2006

Take two dactyls ...

... and call me in the morning: Is poetry the new Prozac? I agree with Eliot, who wrote, in Tradition and the Individual Talent, that "poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."

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