The Poet Speaks #1: Fitzgerald, Larkin, Paz, Lowell, Aiken

4 thoughts on “The Poet Speaks #1: Fitzgerald, Larkin, Paz, Lowell, Aiken”

  1. It’s one of my favorites too; whatever it is we’ve taken up, whether the formalism Lowell is talking about or something much looser & experimental, at some point it’ll dry up, & we have to head that off if we can.

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  2. I give you two from W.B. Yeats, one of my favourite poets:
    Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
    AND
    People who lean on logic and philosopy and rational exposition, end by starving the best part of the mind.

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  3. That’s pretty much perfect, thank you! My favorite of Yeats is someone mocking his occult leanings, & him replying his poetry & politics would be nothing without it, the irrational & the mythical & the magical

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