15 September 2003 - 10:02 a.m.
Haven't had time to read the whole thing yet, but Mark Halliday's essay on The Arrogance of Poetry looks as though it may fit in with several off-page conversations I've been having on the subject:
You and I, we read poems almost every day. We keep doing this even though most poems disappoint us. We are romantics — we keep expecting the marvelous poem that will change our lives. We try to read intelligently, and even skeptically, but we are ready to fall in love.
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