Tuesday, July 12, 2016

And another …

… Ted Hughes and Simon Armitage: How to get teenagers reading poetry | Children's books | The Guardian. (Hat tip, G. E. Reutter.)

In The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald writes: “No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man can store in his ghostly heart”. I’m starting to think of poems as little pieces of “fire or freshness” which we can carry around with us, or as candles you light and renew with a prayer, or, if you’re secular-minded like me, a thought of the rest of humanity.

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