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The business of the poet is not to find new emotions, but to use the ordinary ones

Thursday, January 7th, 2010
misty morning

It is not in his personal emotions, the emotions provoked by particular events in his life, that the poet is in any way remarkable or interesting. His particular emotions may be simple, or crude, or flat. The emotion in his poetry will be…

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