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Poetry Shrinks the World – Jonathan Edwards QUOTES FOR WRITERS

There is nothing like the solitary occupation of poetry for connecting you intensely with others. Read a poem to a roomful of strangers and you do nothing less than show them your insides, make them fast friends. Poetry shrinks the world because it shows us we’re all the same as each other.
Jonathan Edwards

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4 comments on “Poetry Shrinks the World – Jonathan Edwards QUOTES FOR WRITERS

  1. Sarah Waldock
    May 22, 2022

    so true! Poetry invokes emotion, and satisfys a need in expressing it.
    Would it be inappropriate to mention that my friend, Giselle Marks, and I wrote a little volume of poetry on the Ukrainian situation to raise funds for aid? it’s called ‘War on the Steppe – poetry about Russian aggression in Ukraine.’

    • bridget whelan
      May 22, 2022

      Hi Sarah – write to me using the contact form with all the details and a link and I’ll do a ‘proper’ post here.

  2. Rae Longest
    May 22, 2022

    Reblogged this on Literacy and Me and commented:
    True advice…

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