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A single poem in your head

Seamus Heaney has noted that if a person has a single poem in his head, one that he returns to and through which, even in small ways, he understands his life better, this constitutes a devotion to the art. It is enough.

~ Christian Wiman, quoted in a wonderfully contrarian essay called “The Case Against Reading Everything”