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“Opening the Cage,” by Edwin Morgan

October 14, 2010

Today I have to say it and I am saying that nothing is poetry.

A few weeks ago, I posted all the things Don Paterson taught me about sonnetsA small, square poem, he said.  I think of this one by Edwin Morgan every time I remember that definition.  See?

“Opening the Cage” is in Morgan’s New Selected Poems (Carcanet, 2000).

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 14, 2010 2:00 pm

    Poetry is that nothing I say today I am saying it and have to.

  2. October 14, 2010 2:03 pm

    Oh and yep, I do squarely see! Thanks!

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