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|The poet who was apt to deride “accurate scholarship” would nevertheless have |
been pleased with the editorial job: the ... Auden defended revisions “as a matter
of principle” by quoting Valéry: “A poem is never finished; it is only abandoned.
|342 Poetry 18 20 22 23 24 25 26 Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of |
the world. ... in W. H. Auden' s paraphrase, 'A poem is never finished, only
abandoned' PaulValéry 1871–1945: Littérature (1930) Experience has taught me
, when ...
|I simply wasn't able. on contemporary poetry C. S. Lewis 1898–1963 English |
literary scholar: 'A Confession' (1964); see ... H. Auden: 'A poem is never finished,
only abandoned' PaulValéry 1871–1945 French poet, critic, and man of letters: ...
|Nothing about its syntax raises the poem's ante, yet it spills the poet's cards face-|
up on the table. If anything, readers ... It also confirms the Tightness of Paul
Valery's admission: "A poem is never finished, only abandoned." Ah, but to
|Is your experience with poetry similar to Goethe's when he said that he no sooner |
had an idea than it turned into an image? The sad fact of the ... Well, "a poem is
never finished, only abandoned": we all know that one. But that's only partly true.
|As he says disarmingly ofhis labour-intensive input into Poems nj hive and War, 'I |
began this book of translations fifteen ... metaphrase is an unachievable ideal,
and that 'Translations too, being poems, are "never finished, only abandoned" ...
|Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. Khalil |
Gibran There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either.
Robert Graves A poem is never finished, only abandoned. Paul Valery If you ...
|Under the influence of Poe, Mallarme, and the Symbolists, he started writing |
poetry at age thirteen. After finishing law studies, he moved ... About poetry he
said: "A poem is never finished, only abandoned." He remained fascinated by
|ample, I once expressed a desire for “New styles of architecture”; but I have never |
liked modern architecture. I prefer old styles, and ... On revisions as a matter of
principle, I agree with Valéry: “A poem is never finished; it is only abandoned.
|Add to this the trope of Valery's which Auden loved to quote - "a poem is never |
finished but only abandoned" and you appreciate that his poetry was a whole
landscape to him, every poem fitting into the not-yet-finished mosaic. Each was a