Laura Riding Quote: “The end of poetry is not…”

The end of poetry is not to create a physical condition which shall give pleasure to the mind… The end of poetry is not an after-effect, not a pleasurable memory of itself, but an immediate, constant and even unpleasant insistence upon itself.

Laura Riding


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Name: Laura Riding
Profession: Poet
Nationality: American
Birthday: January 16, 1901
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