"If we are moved by a poem, it has meant something, perhaps something important, to us. If we are not moved, then it is, as poetry, meaningless.The meaning of poetry is neither its sense nor its sounds but its ability to move a reader; “meaning” is a movement, a moving, an emotion."
- T.S. Eliot, from The Music Of Poetry
"…and yet her name was like a summons to all my foolish blood."
- James Joyce, The Dubliners. (via thalensis)