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July 12, 2013

TT: Almanac

"We hate poetry that has a palpable design upon us--and if we do not agree, seems to put its hand in its breeches pocket. Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul, and does not startle or amaze with itself, but with its subject."

John Keats, letter to John Hamilton Reynolds, Feb. 3, 1818

Posted July 12, 2013 12:00 AM

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