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Babette Deutsch

Babette Deutsch (September 22, 1895 – November 13, 1982) was an American poet, critic, translator, and novelist.

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Music proposes. Sound disposes.

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Poetry is important. No less than science, it seeks a hold upon reality, and the closeness of its ap ...

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Poetry is the fiery index to the genius of the age.

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How to sustain the miracle Of being, that like a muted bell, Or like some ocean-breathing shell, Qui ...

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Who, except the poets, reads poetry?

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There is no end to grief. Nor no end to poetry.

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The poet who speaks out of the deepest instincts of man will be heard. The poet who creates a myth b ...

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The difference between Pound and Whitman is not between the democrat who in deep distress could look ...

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The poet, like the lover, is a person unable to reconcile what he knows with what he feels. His pecu ...

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History Coming too close Is monstrous, like a doll That is alive and bigger than the child Who tries ...

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How to sustain the miracle Of being, that like a muted bell, Or like some ocean-breathing shell, Qui ...

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