Charles Wright, on writing poetry:
Language is the element of definition, the defining and descriptive incantation. It puts the coin between our teeth. It whistles the boat up. It shows us the city of light across the water. Without language there is no poetry, without poetry there’s just talk. Talk is cheap and proves nothing. Poetry is dear and difficult to come by. But it poles us across the river and puts music in our ears.
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“Poetry is dear and difficult to come by.” Indeed. 🙂
I love Wright.
I appreciate the way it poles us across the river. “)