17 ene. 2006

Our ideas and aspirations for poetry rarely coincide with poetry as it actually exists. When they do, that's a moment worth remarking on. Poetry as it actually exists, in all its mediocrity, only exists because of the hope or possibility that it will coincide sometimes with what we want it to be. It is not valuable in and of itself.

2 comentarios:

Tom Beckett dijo...

Our ideas
and aspirations
for poetry
are like coin sides--
a fifty-fifty

I wanna say,
has its
flip side.

shanna dijo...

i am nodding my head. i like that you can acknowledge this as factual, without seeming grumpy or panicked about it.