Almost A Remembrance

Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity—it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.


I love the first clause of this but it’s the second that really made me want to share. Keats expresses one of the most brilliant things about reading poetry – finding that someone is expressing what is already inside your head is a wonderful experience and something that Keats does so well.


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