Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Quote of the Day (John Keats, on Poetry as a Wording of ‘Highest Thoughts’)

“Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance.” — English Romantic poet John Keats (1795-1821), February 27th, 1818 letter to John Taylor, in The Letters of John Keats: 1814-1821, Vol. I, edited by Hyder Edward Rollins (1958)

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