Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Splash du Jour: Tuesday

[To write superb lyric poetry] First, the writer must have something of a gift: she must be able to make music, command metaphors, compress sense, write melodiously when the situation demands and gratingly when need be.  She must be versed in irony; she must have control of tone.  But there is more -- a second requirement.  There must be some region of her experience that has transfixed her and that she feels compelled to put into words and illuminate.  She must burn to attack some issue, must want to unbind a knot, tighten it, or maybe send a blade directly through its core.
-- From Mark Edmundson's Poetry Slam --

Have a great Tuesday!

1 comment:

Soph said...

Love the post! You always have such wonderful quotations and photos to go with!