Ponder this

Courtesy of Garrison Keillor, and the divine Writer's Almanac, consider this:

Philip Levine said, "In a curious way, I'm not much interested in language. In my ideal poem, no words are noticed. You look through them into a vision of... just see the people, the place."


rebecca said...

In my experience you have to be completely obsessed with language to make this happen.

Of course, that may be exactly my whole problem!

Froggymama said...

I love Philip Levine. What a beautiful quote. Thank you.

Nicie said...

"They Feed They Lion" is one of the great American poems. http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poem.html?id=179089