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If for no other reason is an overstatement though. :)

CR

On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 11:43 AM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Select passages, that is.
>
> CR
>
> On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 11:42 AM Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> I love anthology pieces if for no other reason.
>>
>> CR
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 11:32 AM Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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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 . . . .
>>> N
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>>> On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 11:02 AM [log in to unmask] <
>>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
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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
>>>>
>>>