Whatever we do, we cannot keep aloof from the general world situation, it is silly to think we can... Persons who begin writing lyric poetry a young age are deeply concerned with themselves... As they mature they begin to grow out of themselves and they feel concern for others. Lyric poets who continue writing lyric poetry are likely to go into a dry rot and just write the same thing over again.

- Acclaimed lyric poet Edna St. Vincent Millay