Sunday, March 27, 2011

Quote du Jour - Expert Advice

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Here, in one succinct sentence from an essay by Charles Simic, is the very essence of what one needs to keep in mind, if one's project is create good poetry:

An archangel is much more interesting in the company of a pig than a saint in prayer.

Think about it. With whom are your imagined angels keeping company?

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2 comments:

Tess Kincaid said...

I love the way Simic thinks.

Rodak said...

Yes. I do, too. Some of his poems are just devastating.