Poetry and prose
50 Poems from Auroville
Compiled in 2018
- “Nirodbaran: Then there is some standard?
Sri Aurobindo: What standard? Some say Sophocles is greater than Shakespeare. Others favour Euripides. Still others say Euripides is nowhere near Sophocles. How can one decide whether Dante is greater or Shakespeare?
- Purani: It is better to ask what the criterion of great poetry is.
- Nirodbaran: All right. What is the criterion?
Is there any criterion?
- Then how to judge?
- Talks with Sri Aurobindo, p.367, 18 January 1940