“We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race… poetry, beauty, romance, love… these are what we stay alive for.” 

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. So medicine, law, business, engineering… these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love… these are what we stay alive for.”

 

― Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass


 

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