Poetry has to do with the dynamization of emotion into a separate form. This is the force of imagination.
‘Home is the place where, when you have to go there,
They have to take you in.’
Life is very long.
“Words add to the senses. The words for the dazzle
Of mica, the dithering of grass,
The Arachne integument of dead trees,
Are the eye grown larger, more intense.”
— from “Variations on a Summer Day” by Wallace Stevens
What has been spoiled through man’s fault can be made good again through man’s work. – I Ching
Is the soul solid, like iron?
Or is it tender and breakable, like
the wings of a moth in the beak of the owl?
“Important encounters are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other.”
“The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”
“You become a writer because you need to become a writer – nothing else.”
“Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.”