I first fell in love with poetry when I was about 11. And so the last fifty years of my life have been all John Keats's fault. The sheer luxury of "Ode to a Nightingale" and "On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer" sealed my fate. I read other stuff now, but the pull is exactly the same. The best magic spells are based on the sounds of words.
--Professor David Kaufmann, George Mason English