When Prose Becomes Poetry

I must admit (sorry, Casey) that I’m not a big poetry fan (other than the big epics:  The Iliad, The Aenied, The Inferno). But most modern poetry is so vague and abstract that I find it more irritating than edifying. I read some of it, but it feels more like work than pleasure.

On the other hand, I love prose that has a poetic feel to it. I was reminded of this when I recently finished C. S. Lewis’s The Four Loves. Those who claim that Lewis was not a great writer should read or…

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