He Said That? 8/17/17

From Dylan Thomas (1914–1953), Welsh poet and writer, Poetic Manifesto, (1961):

You can tear a poem apart to see what makes it technically tick… You’re back with the mystery of having been moved by words. The best craftsmanship always leaves holes and gaps in the works of the poem so that something that is not in the poem can creep, crawl, flash, or thunder in. The joy and function of poetry is, and was, the celebration of man, which is also the celebration of God.

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