“A sentence is like a tune. A memorable sentence gives its emotion a melodic shape. You want to hear it again, say it—in a way, to hum it to yourself. You desire, if only in the sound studio of your imagination, to repeat the physical experience of that sentence. That craving, emotional and intellectual but beginning in the body with a certain gesture of sound, is near the heart of poetry.”
We teach musical phrases by equating them with sentences. I love this quote. It turns the idea upside-down. Two of my great loves all mixed up in each other.
Quote: Robert Pinsky via amandaonwriting
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