Poetry in the Most Ultra-modern Things

I think that you should be able to find as much poetry in the most ultra-modern things as you can in the most rustic, beautiful, natural scenery. You should be able to find as much poetry in a dirty urban street as you can in a bucolic natural setting. Poetry is a kind of tool with which we try to understand the world, and so it’s important that poetry be able to talk about technology, to talk about science, to talk about the things that we know now, because otherwise poetry gets left behind and becomes more and more useless, and those particular areas continue to develop without any poetry in them.

—Alan Moore

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