Vishvesh Obla <[log in to unmask]> wrote:I have always felt that it was the fundamental poetic
spirit of mankind that created the religions than the
vice-versa. Religions are, perhaps, only a commentary
of the unquenchable poetic spirit of mankind : the
commentary always having the possibility of subjective
interpretation and distortion, but the spirit always
remaining the same.
--- cr mittal <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Of Matthew Arnold, yes. And of WB Yeats as well who
> said something to this effect in his essay "The
> Body of
> Autumn" (1898) -- of poetry taking the burden off
> shoulders of priests.
> Well, poetry has many voices, many moods --
> an infinite variety!
> ~ CR