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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Passion and Discipline Are Key to Writing Great Poetry

The best poetry is born of passion and discipline--depth of feeling and effective application of the tools of the writing craft. When poems are written with too much of one and not enough of the other, they end up in the trash, or at least they should. Passion and discipline, the means by which we create art, cultivate them and prosper.

Quotes for the Week

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
Kahlil Gibran

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
Aristotle quotes

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