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R.S. Thomas

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Added by: Andrew Mayers
A simple but very stark and moving poem.

Poet Norman MacCaig, when asked “what use is poetry?” responded,

“It trains, educates, extends the range of our sensibility… That’s to say, the arts induce us to respond to and examine the emotional significance as well as the rational significance of whatever comes under our notice, and to have unexamined emotional responses is as much a sign of immaturity as to have unexamined beliefs.”

Thomas’s poems are finely wrought tools facilitating such examination.

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