One More from Gander

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The father of Western logic, Socrates, claimed that he had only one real talent: to recognize at once the lover and the beloved…

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Maybe the so-called contemporary indifference to poetry is nothing more than dread, dread that poetry is so penetrated by silence.

– “The Nymph Stick Insect”, The Measured Word, 43

via Forest Gander

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Poetry doesn’t compete, Louis Zukofsky asserted; it is added to like science.

– “The Nymph Stick Insect”, The Measured Word, 38