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Sorry, I fail to appreciate the simplicity

Posted to Poetry and Politics





If these are words that can be clinically dissected in order to make some determination of "right" or "wrong," then what are they saying? What is the premise?

Do you not see any poetry in these words? Do you not see in these lines an abstract concept that defies literal expression?

If this passage can be restated literally, then I'm at a loss. But if you recognize it as a "simple idea," then perhaps you could share your understanding. What is it exactly that you think she is claiming to "know"?