(Book club is on hold for a bit. I’m determined to finish!)
Alister McGrath has written a new biography of Lewis that I can’t wait to dig into — especially once I read this quote! I’m so thankful that we open each class day with prayer…and poetry!
For Lewis, poetry works not by directing attention to the poet, but to what the poet sees: “The poet is not a man who asks me to look at him; he is a man who says ‘look at that’ and points.” The poet is not a “spectacle” to be viewed, but a “set of spectacles” through which things are to be seen. The poet is someone who enables us to see things in a different way, who points out things we otherwise might not notice. Or again, the poet is not someone who is to be looked at, but someone who is to be looked through.