John Drinkwater

John Drinkwater

British officer with the rank of colonel and military historian
So it is in poetry. All we ask is that the mood recorded shall impress us as having been of the kind that exhausts the imaginative capacity; if it fails to do this the failure will announce itself either in prose or in insignificant verse.More John Drinkwater quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Great men are rare, poets are rarer, but the great man who is a poet, transfiguring his greatness, is the rarest of all events.More John Drinkwater quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In the corridors under tehre is nothing but sleep. And stiller than ever on orchard boughs they keep Tryst with the moon, and deep is the silence, deep On moon-washed apples of wonder.More John Drinkwater quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To know anything of a poet but his poetry is, so far as the poetry is concerned, to know something that may be entertaining, even delightful, but is certainly inessential.More John Drinkwater quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It should here be added that poetry habitually takes the form of verse.More John Drinkwater quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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