I am able to sometimes do things that are not pleasurable, learning Latin,
in exchange for pleasure later on, reading Virgil in the original.
Now if Virgil had only not written his works in a dead language and used
good old English I would not even have to undergo that pain. I hope to
not, repeat not, develop an obsession over the French Impressionists.
Italian and Dante is a fairly easy step from Latin (TSE assured me) if I
can ever get beyond "Amo". At this point in time I certainly do not amo
latin. Or amare it or whatever.
McIntosh, NM, USA
From: gopika jadeja <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Friday, June 08, 2001 11:17 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: off line Re: Reading books of poetry
> Poetry for me is an exercise of
>> >the intellect. It is not a way to pass time. I do
>> not keep a volume of poetry by the bed to read
>before going to sleep.
>intellectual stimulation, yes.
>but what about pleasure?
>i've always associated poetry what something that
>when i see or hear something beautiful, a phrase i
>often use is 'it's sheer poetry!"
>i read TWL more for the sound of it, and the 'poetry'
>of it than anything else. that comes later.
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