Sunday Quotes: Why You Should Read Poetry

So I tried to make a case for fiction, now I’ll save my breath (and your time) and allow Kathleen Norris to explain in a paragraph what it took me four pages to argue. Reason #(our national debt) why she’s published and I’m not. Happy Sunday chaps!

Poetry might not seem like much in an unjust and violent world, in which (we are constantly tempted)* to give up on the fight for something better. But poetry- psalms and hymns- can be a remedy for the human tendency to take refuge in indifference.”

-Kathleen Norris; Acedia & Me

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