a history of poetry would be a history of joy, and a
      history of the mystery of love
For poetry provides spontaneously, abundantly and freely
The petnames and diminutives which love requires and
      without which the mystery of love cannot be mastered.

—“The Kingdom of Poetry”, Poetry, May 1958

Delmore Schwartz died on July 11, 1966. Lou Reed remembers him (“My mountain. My inspiration.”) in our June 2012 issue.
    

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