Transcript of John Astin as Edgar Allan Poe
Like most poets, I have often tried to define of the art of poetry. What I have discovered is this: To me, poetry is a rhythmical creation of beauty. In contemplating that beauty, I believe the soul can arrive at a pleasure that is the most pure, the most elevating, and the most intense, and all at the same time. It's an experience of such exquisiteness that we cannot be sure that the poem itself was not created in heaven. How do you define this most noble art of poetry?