A Poesy Crevice

"The critic leaves at curtain fall
To find, in starting to review it,
He scarcely saw the play at all
For starting to review it."
E.B. White

How do you feel about this quote from E.B. White? 


  1. This reminds me a little of when I go down to the beach during the sunset, so many people are taking photographs-- I like to too, love photography-- but some seem to forget to just enjoy it! In addition to capturing it.

  2. I'm so pleased Katherine that you stopped by and left a comment. This is the second time I've posted a Poesy Crevice and you are my first comment.
    As a book reviewer I can hunt and peck so to speak looking for what I like or don't like about a book, or looking for symbolism, or how I feel about characters or plot; but forget to enjoy the book.

  3. Sometimes I feel this way myself, if I'm reading a book I know I'm going to blog about.

    I love E.B. White :)

  4. It reminds me of how many parents I see these days filming events in their kids' lives - not seeing them.

  5. I sort of agree with Lisa May, although to document something is not the same as withdraw and critique it. I sometimes find myself so engaged in pointing out the problems with the nuances that I don't see a piece as a whole. And if I can't see it that way then I am completely missing it because it is not only parts that make up a whole.

  6. Thank you so much for taking part in this discussion!


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