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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Thoughts On Poetry


For Saturday's Poem, a few "Thoughts on Poetry" from some of our leading practioners of the craft. 
Enjoy!  
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“Poems have a different music from ordinary language, and every poem has a different kind of music of necessity, and that's, in a way, the hardest thing about writing poetry is waiting for that music, and sometimes you never know if it's going to come.” – C.K. Williams 

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“I've always thought of music as something which gives the words their flight and their wings and the music often comes first, although sometimes I'll have a concept, a title idea, a lyric idea that I want to write and the lyric will come first.” – Neil Diamond
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“Talent combined with passion, tenacity and decency can reinvent the possible.”  – Rita Dove.
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“If we can write or sing or create in some way, even when we are dealing with difficulties or pain, then it becomes something bigger than ourselves — and often beautiful.” – Brenda Peterson
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"Love of beauty is taste.  The creation of beauty is art." - Ralph Waldo Emerson