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Monday, August 17, 2009

Thinking aloud

Poetry ought to concern itself with the truth.

There are other things to do with the truth than tell it.

A lie does concern itself with the truth.

3 comments:

Kari said...

Poetry has hidden truths. Who is meant to understand? The writer? Or the reader?

Nicholas said...

Berryman: "These songs are not meant to be understood, you understand. / They are only meant to terrify & comfort."

Kari said...

Who doh understan' does feel.