Saturday, February 18, 2012

Taking a Word and Deriving the World From It

How a poet uses magic words:

"As the artist pounds into his symbol all the richness he can summon, as he takes a word and derives the world from it, so to the symbol the intelligent reader brings all of the past that he has been able to gather for himself." —John Unterecker, quoted in In My Dreams I Ride Wild Horses (2011)

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