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Imagism was a reductio ad absurdum of one or two tendencies of romanticism, such a beautifully and finally absurd one that it is hard to believe it existed as anything but a logical construction; and what imagist found it possible to go on writing imagist poetry? A number of poets have stopped writing entirely; others, like recurring decimals, repeat the novelties they commeced with, each time less valuably than before. And there are surrealist poetry, and political poetry, and all the othe refuges of the indigent.

“A Note on Poetry”, p. 50

via Randall Jarrell – Wikiquote.


Imagism…imagism…imagist poetry…like Polaroids™: Innovative, cute as an upside-down urinal, fading yellow with the years!