“Its absurd to think that the only way to tell if a poem is lasting is
to wait and see if it lasts. The right reader of a good poem can tell
the moment it strikes him that he has taken a mortal wound – that he
will never get over it. That is to say, premanence in poetry as in love
is perceived instantly. It hasn’t to await the test of time.”
– Robert Frost

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  1. you read it once you feel it….you come back later you read again you still feel it just as forcefully as before..so i think that is a given , it is good! you feel it when those words leave your lips then it is a go…..

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