06 November 2008

How to recognize a poem

"If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. ... Is there any other way?"

--Emily Dickinson

2 comments:

Brandon said...

I'm not so sure about poetry because of my lack of understanding the depth, however that is how I feel when I read a great book, so I certainly agree with Emily Dickinson's statement.

A Quinlan said...

I'm with you--I think she's come up with a good way to recognize art...