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