Thursday, October 23, 2008

From Leaping Poetry...Again

Very often intellect is poetry's enemy because it is too much given to imitation, because it lifts the poet to a throne of sharp edges and makes him oblivious to the fact that he may suddenly be devoured by ants, or a great arsenic lobster may fall on his head.
-Federico Garcia Lorca (quoted in Robert Bly's Leaping Poetry)

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