Thursday, April 2, 2009

Poetry Quote of the Day: C.S. Lewis

"Of course not all books are suitable for mealtime reading. It would be a kind of blasphemy to read poetry at table. What one wants is a gossipy, formless book which can be opened anywhere." ---C.S. Lewis

Or a Williams Sonoma catalog. 

What do you think? Does poetry need your full attention?


  1. Heh! A Williams-Sonoma catalog or actually a good one is Coldwater Creek -- poetic outfit descriptions.

  2. Whether I read or listen, poetry needs my mind and my heart. While I can read a book surrounded by white noise, poetry demands quiet and stillness from me. I'm happy to give it.

  3. I think poetry is fun to share at the table. We often end up paying more attention to the poem than to our food...which says more about my cooking skills than anything else.

  4. Oh goodness, ALL reading needs my attention. I can't concentrate with the slightest bit of noise around me. I envy multi-taskers.

    I love the poetry-quote-a-day plan, by the way.

  5. If I'm eating by myself, poetry is a wonderful companion (of course, then I could down three helpings of something without knowing it because my mind is on the poetry!).


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