Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Poetry: a way to truth

Here's a wonderful quote:

C.K. Williams, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who teaches at Princeton University, in a new book called On Whitman, movingly invokes Whitman's redemptive power: "He reinforces and in some ways reinvents the elemental fact that poetry is a form of knowledge and a way to truth, that it is a unique genre of aesthetic experience, that it enlarges our conception and reception of beauty."

1 comment:

Terri (AKA Mompriest) said...

I think that about poetry...absolutely - especially Mary Oliver's poetry.