To Starve a Child

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To starve a child of the spell of the story, of the canter of the poem, oral or written, is a kind of living burial. It is to immure him in emptiness. Mythology, the voyages through Scylla and Charybdis, down rabbit holes, the turbulent logic of the biblical, the ‘gardens of verse’, are the great summoners….The child must be made accessible, vulnerable to the springs of being in the poetic….If the child is left empty of texts, in the fullest sense of that term, he will suffer an early death of the heart and of the imagination. –George Steiner

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