you begin to transition from scanning
on paper to scanning ex
tempore, you will doubtless feel daunted by the task.
But remember, even the Robert
Sonkowskys of the world had to start somewhere.
is better to read mechanically at first, just to get a sense of the rhythm. In
time, the ear becomes more discerning, and one's readings become more sensitive
and sophisticated. The key, of course, is practice.
omnia vicit (Vergil, Georgics 1.145).