Friday, July 06, 2012

Splash du Jour: Friday

I have one reader in mind, someone who is in the room with me, and who I’m talking to, and I want to make sure I don’t talk too fast, or too glibly. Usually I try to create a hospitable tone at the beginning of a poem. Stepping from the title to the first lines is like stepping into a canoe. A lot of things can go wrong.
-- Billy Collins --

Have a great Friday!


Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

You have a nice Friday too Ciprano. I just love these quotes you dig up :)

Merisi said...

Billy Collins! How I miss not being able to see and hear him, I cherish those two years he was the Poet Laureate of the United States.