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Anxious gatekeeping

Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Aedh tells his beloved that her beauty is more noble than the beauty of...

Aedh tells his beloved that her beauty is more noble than the beauty of his rivals' beloveds, and that he is a better poet


I have made my songs which praise your hair

And sung of the soft way you close your eyelids.

Other women, of beauty less noble,

Do not have singers as good as me

To tell their children's children how pretty they were.


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