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I have read that a poet is not so much one with a command of language as one under its power. This sense of power is elicited by the poet who metamorphoses the indomitable interests of a visceral world into those of a physical one, stirring within the reader an inexplicable movement and transcendent light of the brightest kind. No book can teach this to the crafty poet, who waits gaping for that flash exalted and exacted at the fragile moment of experience.



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