on the evolution of poetry‏


in “T. E. Hulme: The First Modern Poet?“,

Interesting Literature“, a great literary

blog I’m now following, says an awful

lot about the pivot to Modernism in the

early 20th Century, from the earlier

more allusive style of the Romantics,

essentially, the style we now find too 

often affected, and even consequently

irrelevant, the play of a metaphorical

imagination having given way in our

more impatient generations to a 

requirement, for better or for worse,

for “just the facts, ma’am, you’ll have

to put off the roses till there’s time to

properly smell them”, “allusive” has

bitten, it appears, the proverbial dust  



ever respectfully