“The only reality which a poet can ever surely know is that self he cannot help being. … If he pretties it up, if he changes its meaning, if he gives it the voice of any borrowed authority, if in short he rejects this reality, his mind will be less than alive. So will his words.”
– W.D. Snodgrass
Love this quote. Saving it to my poetically quotables file.
Yeah, that plus a little of Chevy Chase doing See the Ball, Be the Ball, and a lot of Wax On Wax Off.
Sounds like the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle for poets.