The SentenceJanuary 22, 2009 at 7:34 pm | Posted in writing | 17 Comments
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Writing is not the recording of thoughts, it is the having of them.
The words themselves create the idea.
Inscribed on this here pebble smoothed by tide.
Witch is why it works so well. Objective undefined,
an ideal of beauty, perhaps an accidental reflection
of a certain harmonious drive.
“Poets should learn how to create sentences,” said some apprentice professor.
Poets should unlearn how to create sentences.
“What time is it?” said the judge.
“Five to ten,” said I.
“Well, that’s exactly what you get.”
Perhaps there are variations in the impulse to freedom and it is that which defines the artist. They are the subset of the human in whom the impulse to freedom is never satisfied.