My First Article in “The Poem’s Force” Series

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  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison January 21, 2010 at 3:02 am .

    I&#39;ve not looked into <i>Leopardi and the Theory of Poetry</i>, either. Looks like I must!

  2. JforJames
    JforJames January 20, 2010 at 2:52 pm .

    I enjoyed this article and Bachelard quote that kicks it off.<br />That&#39;s a book I&#39;ve not looked into.<br /><br />Leopardi went beyond ambivalence, he insisted that it was the &#39;vague&#39; was a driver of great poetry: <br /><br /><i>Leopardi and the Theory of Poetry</i>:&quot;It is because the poet is attracted to the vague and indefinite, more than what is clear, concrete, and

  3. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison January 18, 2010 at 6:50 pm .

    Glad you&#39;re a fan of Michael Quinion&#39;s site. I could easily spend a week rummaging around in it.<br /><br />Glad too that you liked the article. Suite 101 doesn&#39;t allow for single-spacing text, though–so quoted poems come out double spaced. Looks icky, but what the heck! I have four or five more of these things stacked up like planes at the airport. None of them has wheels down for a

  4. William Michaelian
    William Michaelian January 18, 2010 at 4:36 pm .

    The <a href="http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-dic3.htm&quot; rel="nofollow">dickens</a>, you say!<br /><br />(nice article, Joe)

  5. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison January 18, 2010 at 4:27 pm .

    Of course I meant a &quot;ha&#39;penny&quot;!<br /><br />By the way, here&#39;s a link to the song it&#39;s from—one of my favorite versions, though the first I ever heard was by Peter, Paul and Mary….<br /><br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWZd91L-_mM<br /><br />Enjoy!

  6. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison January 18, 2010 at 3:19 pm .

    Not a nickel, William! Just a copper. As the old song goes…<br /><br />If you haven&#39;t got a penny<br />A h&#39;penny will do…<br /><br />Vassilis: you&#39;ve outpunned me again!

  7. vazambam
    vazambam January 18, 2010 at 6:39 am .

    Aye, I dare say it will be nice to see a cup of Joe runneth over!

  8. William Michaelian
    William Michaelian January 17, 2010 at 10:53 pm .

    Blimey — you want <i>another</i> nickel?

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