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The Vanished Descriptive Poem

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It ruay be fanciful to attempt to trace a connection between the rarity of tüe meditativo mood amoug readers and the prevaleiice of short poems among writers, but certainly there is a falling off in leng poems on the aspects of nature. It won Id be a brave Wordsworth who today would write an excursión and expect to have it read in the moments of leisure accorded to the normal man or woman. Eomebody would read it ia order to write a review of it, a short review ihat ene could read while waiting to 6(art on au expedition for enjoying nature, but very few other peo! pie would. We are so used to the transient and the various, we can go so quickly from one aspect to another, that j we dernaud that our poets shall give us an impression, not a description, or we I have so completely ushered into the qtiietest Boenes the presence of contest, ! elïort and attainment that we insist on some hnman suggestion orsome dramatic contrast withiii the limits of so call, ed poetry cf nature. Our poets huve J realized that tbero is scant time for ad dresses and odes to the mighty maniI festations of creative forcé, and content j themselves with the reflection of afleet; ing mood caught in a dozen lines and


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