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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Just taste it.

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“I also learned that 
you respond physically to poetry. 
Your hair stands on end. 
Your skin bristles. 
Your heart goes faster. […] 
If you don’t 
understand a poem, so what? 
Just listen to it. 
Just taste it.” 

~ Philip Pullman, 
in The Wand in the Word: 
Conversations with Writers of Fantasy

Pullman's words jumped out at me when I was reading The Wand in the Word a few months ago. I like how he describes the response to poetry -- as well as his advice. Listen to poetry. Taste it. How does it make you feel?

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