Poetry is an intimate act. It’s about bringing forth something that’s inside you – whether it is a memory, a philosophical idea, a deep love for another person or for the world, or an apprehension of the spiritual. It’s about making something, in language, which can be transmitted to others – not as information, or polemic, but as irreducible art.

Dorianne Laux
The Poet’s Companion: A Guide To The Pleasures Of Writing Poetry

Sharing secrets

January 22, 2020

“Secrets have power,” Widget begins. “And that power diminishes when they are shared, so they are best kept and kept well. Sharing secrets, real secrets, important ones, with even one other person, will change them.”

Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus