[Milton-L] weeping readers

James Rovira jamesrovira at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 11:46:24 EDT 2016


Carl said what I first thought when I read Roy's question: I think the
problem is with the audience. Unfit though many.

Jim R

On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 9:33 AM, JCarl Bellinger <dionhalic at gmail.com>
wrote:

>
> Roy Flannagan asks "but why is it that when we are genuinely moved by
> great poetry, we only look ridiculous?"
>
> Perhaps it's Eliot's issue of the "obective correlative," not on the
> author's side but on the reader's side of decorum.
>
> -Carl
>
> On Saturday, April 16, 2016, Roy Flannagan <royflannagan at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> There are some hymns and even some popular songs that are moving and may
>> even cause a tear to form or tears to fall, but why is it that when we are
>> genuinely moved by great poetry, we only look ridiculous?
>>
>>
>> Roy
>> ​ Flannagan​
>>
>>
>>
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