Michael Palmer wrote:
> Poets write because they feel compelled to. When done properly, it
> is all personal and universal. . . . Personal because a human wrote
> it and universal because it is intended to be read by everyone.
As I understand Eliot, he would say personal because it holds a
personal meaning to the poet (even if not understood by him) and
universal because it can have a personal meaning to all readers
(though perhaps different meanings.)
And Michael again on a different poet:
> that's the coolest thing in the world Rick. Thanks.
You're welcome. I wish I had found the poetry though and not just
P.S. The yellow fog is gone; now it rains.