"Poetry is above ..." Quote of Muriel Rukeyser

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Poetry is, above all, an approach to the truth of feeling.... A fine poem will seize your imagination intellectually—that is, when you reach it, you will reach it intellectually too— but the way is through emotion, through what we call feeling.

Muriel Rukeyser
Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980), U.S. poet. The Life of Poetry, ch. 1 (1949).
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