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Or, apparently, *The Waste Land* or *Four Quartets*.

But this claim has been made before: Poe said poems had to be short. Then
came The Cantos, The Waste Land, Four Quartets, Paris, A Drunk Man Looks at
the Thistle, Paterson, The Adoption Papers . . . .
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On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 11:02 AM [log in to unmask] <
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> How sad, too bad.  Sounds like you wont be spending a winter evening near
> the fireplace reading Paradise Lost or Endymion.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Aug 7, 2018, at 8:15 AM, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > It may be exceedingly subjective but to me the days of long poems are
> over. Unless you are an academic obliged to teach or study lengthy pieces,
> one tends to set aside lugubrious and tendentious pieces. You peruse a line
> or two to see if it would be worthwhile to proceed, and a quick judgement
> decides things for you. After the Imagist lore, poetry attracts with an
> image or two that intrigue and compel your imagination. That’s now poetry
> for me.
> >
> > Only TS Eliot looks like an exception. But what is his art but a string
> of fascinating lines and passages strung together. You may read him in
> pieces if you like.
> >
> > CR
>