Sunday, August 23, 2009


David Dark posted the Stringfellow quote. The Wallace Stevens quote, in full, is:
“Individual poets, whatever their imperfections may be, are driven all their lives by that inner companion of the conscience which is, after all, the genius of poetry in their hearts and minds. I speak of a companion of the conscience because to every faithful poet, the faithful poem is an act of conscience.”

The week got away from me. Unfocused again, and I was surprised to find it's almost a whole week since I last posted. What to do? What to do?


Vajra said...

A poem should not mean, but be.--Archibald McLeish

I would say that poetry is conscious.

Derek said...

Thats's a fantastic quote - very glad to see you here Vajra