Shawn L. Bird

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quote- tragedy and poetry March 18, 2014

Filed under: Quotations — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:35 am

“If the gods write tragedy in this world they write it as men write songs, to soothe the mind with remembered woe, and to make still further poetry possible.”

~Mark Van Doren

Ed. Jelena O. Krstovic. “Odyssey.”Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism. (Detroit: Gale Research, 1996.) p. 223

One of my former students posted this quote that she took out of a university text book.  It’s full of interesting thoughts to ponder, isn’t it?  Poetry comes from so many places, and it can make pain a lasting thing of beauty.


6 Responses to “quote- tragedy and poetry”

  1. narble Says:

    A good poem is a window with a view.

  2. chewthesepics Says:

    Awesome !!! Thanks for sharing Shawn 🙂

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