I'm sorry to trivialize Dante & the prophetic quality of poetry with my little photos.

Sometime a poet will come along, not so enamoured of words, but with a big heart, able to outlast everything. Whitman & Dickinson showed that quality, to a degree.

They have the poetic talent, perfected; yet it's not enough - they have heart & discernment too. They give it all up. & their surrender wins the day. TS Eliot has that quality, strangely enough : a form of simplicity and humility.

Thus the true echo or the harmonic ring resounds, back into the past. There are many poets, but only a few of them are the salt of the earth.

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