“Poems,” says Conrad Balliet, “are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. They come from an overflow of powerful feelings. The essence of poetry is emotion, and if one has deep feelings, one can discover deep feelings of others in poetry. But poetry is also about patterns; in poetry and music, patterns put form on the chaos of existence and experience.”
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