The very thought of which is sickening, and the sot of which is thickening.
Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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As I age and reread the truly lasting poems I have come to conclude that poems should stand on their own, independent of the lives of the poets. In other words, a reader can grasp great language without biographical reference. This I am not deterred by the destruction of letters. Consider what little of Shakespeare we have and how weighty and worthless was that massive volume last year of Larkin's every scribble and a few years past a similar scraps collection of Bishop.<[log in to unmask]>