On a recent voyage through a small town, my girl and I, we happened upon the most curious boutique store—specialising in retro nick-nacks, and you-namey-whats-its. I picked up, “Tales and Essays” by Edgar Allen Poe, from which I’d like to quote you something:
“I need scarcely observe that a poem deserves its title only inasmuch as it excites, by elevating the soul. The value of the poem is in the ratio of this elevating excitement.” (Allen Poe, “The Poetic Principle”)
I have taken this man’s wisdom to heart; therefore, I have taken upon myself the most solemn and joyous challenge: to stir such excitement and elevation in you—my gracious readers.
Above ^^ you will see a poem I’ve put to picture. A quick reflection as I sit down to write. Let me know what you think of this quote. Does it challenge you too?
May the inkwell never run dry,
© Iain Sutherland, 2014.
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