Thursday, March 26, 2009

#1 in Poetry Handbook by a Learned Poet

1 If a man understands a poem,
he shall have troubles.

Mark Strand is a wonderful poet. he has compiled a list of items that are full of wisdom for all poets (young or old, new and aspiring, or old and perspiring, just before expiring) to keep in mind.

I should be especially mindful of this, his very first item on the list, and especially as I write here.

It is especially truthful and ought to be etched in stone as A Great Commandment for readers of this blog and for this poet, to keep in mind.--T.K.

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