The broken Mist

‘And the night-raven sings;’

Posted in Uncategorized by Jiménez-Smith on November 3, 2008

The element of enjoyment is enlarged into appreciation, which brings a more intellectual addition to the original intensity of feeling. It is a second stage in our undestanding of poetrt, when we no longer merely select and reject, but organise. We may even speak of a third stage, one of reorganisation; a stage at which a person already educated in poetry meets with something new in his own time, and finds a new pattern of poetry arranging itself in consequence.

T.S. Eliot, introduction to his The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism

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