Plain American Language

I cut a sliver/of WC William's finger
and placed it inside/my philosophy...

Monday, June 23, 2008

Quote from Roethke

"It's the shifting of the thought that's important, often - the rightness (or wrongness!) of the imaginative jump. Many modern poets still are content only with the logical progression, or with metaphors - often beautiful, elaborate, fresh - but these consisting of little more than a listing of appositives. In the richest poetry even the juxtaposition of objects should be pleasurable..."

Something maybe I should start thinking about more often in my own poetry...I worry about it sometimes...

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