I have seldom heard a more moving explanation of what poetry can mean for us than this exchange in The West Wing( 2000)written by Aaron Sorkin…the episode is titled The Portland Trip.

President Josiah Edward”Jed” Bartlett: ” A long flight across the night. You know why long flights are good? Because we cease to be earthbound & burdened with practicality. Talk about the idea that nobody has thought about yet. Put it in a different way…

Sam Seaborne: “Be poets…”


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