a response to TS

not an escape

not an excuse

not making up

not constructing

but diving

retrieving

taking hold of

what might

otherwise

escape

attention

~ by Barbara S on March 27, 2021.

One Response to “a response to TS”

  1. fellow blogger David shared a quote by TS Elliot the other day calling poetry an escape from personality. I felt prompted to respond. And in doing so, had to do what poetry means to me – catching, word by word, what might otherwise escape attention, original inklings. Or, as my friend Hazel Warren, published poet in NOttingham once said in a poem: Just because there are cyclists who the Tour de France, cycling to the shops to get the paper is not also legitimate.

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