Quote About the Purpose of Poetry

Arc by Mike Green is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.W.S.Merwin says it the best,  “I think there’s a kind of desperate hope built into poetry now that one really wants, hopelessly, to save the world. One is trying to say everything that can be said for the things that one loves while there’s still time. I think that’s a social role, don’t you? …We keep expressing our anger and our love, and we hope, hopelessly perhaps, that it will have some effect.”

2 thoughts on “Quote About the Purpose of Poetry

  1. My humblest apology, it was saved on my site and I totally spaced out where it came from when I published it. I looked after seeing your comment, it was because I had reblogged your post about being in the moment because I enjoyed your post so much. If you would like me to change the picture, let me know and I will. The peacefulness of the rocks appealed to me when I discussed Merwin felt right.


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