- Much madness is divinest Sense
- To the discerning Eye…
Here's Auden on David Jones, whose poems I suppose must seem like nonsense to those who haven't the time or patience to read complicated things:
"It is certainly true that no reader is going to be able to make Mr. Jones's 'now-ness' his own without taking a great deal of trouble and many rereadings of Anathemata, and, if he says: 'I'm sorry, Mr. Jones is asking too much. I have neither the time nor the patience which he seems to expect me to bring to his poem,' I do not know what argument one could use to convince him otherwise. I can only state my personal experience, namely, that I have found the time and trouble I have taken with Anathemata infinitely rewarding."
(Full Auden essay here.)