The poet needs a ground...
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The poet needs a ground
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The poet needs a ground in popular tradition on which he may work, and which, again, may restrain his art within the due temperance. It holds him to the people, supplies a foundation for his edifice; and, in furnishing so much work done to his hand, leaves him at leisure, and in full strength for the audacities of his imagination.

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