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    A lyric, it is true, is the

    “A lyric, it is true, is the expression of personal emotion, but then so is all poetry, and to suppose that there are several kinds of poetry, differing from each other in essence, is to be deceived by wholly artificial divisions which have no real being.”

    — John Drinkwater

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    Poetry is the communication through words of

    “Poetry is the communication through words of certain experiences that can be communicated in no other way.”

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    So it is in poetry. All we

    “So it is in poetry. All we ask is that the mood recorded shall impress us as having been of the kind that exhausts the imaginative capacity; if it fails to do this the failure will announce itself either in prose or in insignificant verse.”

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    It should here be added that poetry

    “It should here be added that poetry habitually takes the form of verse.”

    — John Drinkwater

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    If it is an imperfect word, no

    “If it is an imperfect word, no external circumstance can heighten its value as poetry.”

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    So it is in poetry. All we

    “So it is in poetry. All we ask is that the mood recorded shall impress us as having been of the kind that exhausts the imaginative capacity; if it fails to do this the failure will announce itself either in prose or in insignificant verse.”

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    But in the finished art of the

    “But in the finished art of the song the use of words has no connection with the use of words in poetry.”

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    We recognise in the finished art, which

    “We recognise in the finished art, which is the result of these conditions, the best words in the best order – poetry; and to put this essential poetry into different classes is impossible.”

    — John Drinkwater

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    Poetry is the communication through words of

    “Poetry is the communication through words of certain experiences that can be communicated in no other way.”

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    Any long work in which poetry is

    “Any long work in which poetry is persistent, be it epic or drama or narrative, is really a succession of separate poetic experiences governed into a related whole by an energy distinct from that which evoked them.”

    — John Drinkwater

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    To know anything of a poet but

    “To know anything of a poet but his poetry is, so far as the poetry is concerned, to know something that may be entertaining, even delightful, but is certainly inessential.”

    — John Drinkwater

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    For while the subjects of poetry are

    “For while the subjects of poetry are few and recurrent, the moods of man are infinitely various and unstable. It is the same in all arts.”

    — John Drinkwater

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    Poetry being the sign of that which

    “Poetry being the sign of that which all men desire, even though the desire be unconscious, intensity of life or completeness of experience, the universality of its appeal is a matter of course.”

    — John Drinkwater

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