[Milton-L] Empathetic "Non-Poets" can only sympathize...

James Rovira jamesrovira at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 11:56:35 EDT 2009


Kierkegaard's conception of poetry is happily divorced from any formal
considerations, as he referred to his prose philosophical works
published pseudonymously as his "poetic" works.

And yes, he was very much responding to Romantic conceptions of the poetic.

Jim R

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 6:17 AM, Marlene Edelstein
<malkaruth2000 at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> “What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his
> heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them
> they sound like beautiful music.”
>
> - Soren Kierkegaard
>
> sounds like he's OD'd on Goethe
>



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