Wednesday, March 01, 2006

The Death of the Romantics

I cannot believe what I have seen. Yesterday, I visited two of the most famous bookshops on the high street....their poetry sections were awful. What is going on with these places?? Hardly any Byron or Shelley, and yet they are responsible for writing some of the greatest works in the English language. These weren't the only poets overlooked. What happened to our love of poetry?? Why is it so undervalued?? We should celebrate these works, not hide them away as if we are embarrassed. Shocking.