Tag Archives: the personal heresy

C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 31

Some time ago Matthew Arnold prophesied that poetry would come to replace religion; and the personal heretics have made this true in a sense which he probably did not foresee. Poetry has, naturally enough, not yet attempted the salvation of … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 21

It is not only poems or statues which seem to say, “I am myself alone”. A sunset, a flight of birds past the window, the gesture of an athlete, or the sudden onset of rain – any of these, at … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 16

I admit that some writers have told me for the first time of heavens and hells I never met before; but many, equally great or greater, have told me only of those we all have to bear whether we choose … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 13

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 more I follow the pointing of his finger the less I can possible see of … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 12

Where we have traditional poetry there will be epithets and metrical devices which are the offspring of no single human temperament; wherever we have ancient poetry at all, there will be language which was commonplace to the writers but which … Continue reading

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