Sunday, January 30, 2011

What is Poetry?

"To this extent poetry is a way of knowledge. It cannot be trusted always to bring us close to truth itself, but it can be trusted to show us the way the world is seen and felt by people created in God's image; fallen, yes; in error about the way things really are, yes; but human still and deserving of our understanding, our sympathy and our compassion."

--James Sire, _How to Read Slowly_

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