It is absurd to think that the only way to tell if a poem is lasting is to wait and see if it lasts. The right reader of a good poem can tell the moment it strikes him that he has taken an immortal wound — that he will never get over it.

Robert Frost (1874-1963) American poet
“The Poetry of Amy Lowell,” The Christian Science Monitor (16 May 1925)
Added on 26-Aug-08 | Last updated 26-Aug-08
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