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  •  You're welcome to pick 5 or 10 favorite writers (2+ / 0-)
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    Monsieur Georges, dharmafarmer

    If I spent a week working on it, I could come up with a list of 100.

    My poll question, Which of these is the greatest lyric writer?, actually just asks which is the greatest "of these". As my diary states, I think Dylan's the greatest of all, but he's not on the list.

    You make a good point, but it's not the whole story. e.e. cummings is a fine example of a poet who played both to sound, and to sight. He put so much play into how precisely he arranged the words on the page. So an essential part of experiencing his poem is how it reads when you look at it.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Sun May 26, 2013 at 10:08:24 AM PDT

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