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Yet it is important to remember that poetry, at its most basic, is a short, lyrical response to the world. It is emotion under extreme pressure or recollection in a small space. It is the coal of experience so compressed it becomes a diamond.
~ from Take Joy: A Book for Writers,
written by Jane Yolen
I really like Yolen's description of poetry in this excerpt. What diamonds have you read (or written!) lately?