".... while there may be eternal verities, one moment is not the same as another, as one era is not the same as another; there is progression. As a result, in order to properly articulate reality, the poet must necessarily inhabit the era, the contemporary zeitgeist. If "fashion" were not significant, one could simply curl up with Basho and never compose another poem. This idea seems decidedly contrary to his radical spirit. In each era there are new developments necessitating unique articulations that in turn serve to inform later generations."
-Richard Gilbert, Poems of Consciousness
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