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Lamont Palmer Male, 53, United States (6/6/2014 2:20:00 PM)

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" The importance lies in what the poem is. Its existence as a poem is of first importance, a technical matter, as with all facts, compelling the recognition of a mechanical structure. A poem which does not arouse respect for the technical requirements of its own mechanics may have anything you please painted all over it or on it in the way of meaning but it will for all that be as empty as a man made of wax or straw.” - William Carlos Williams

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  • Freshman - 1,020 Points Peter Stavropoulos (6/9/2014 7:45:00 PM) Post reply
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    This is a great quote, Lamont. The more I read it the more it rings true. William Carlos Williams has always been one of my favourite poets. The more I read him, the more I get from his poems. Thanks.

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