equal the experience

December 24, 2019

Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.

Charles Simic
The Uncertain Certainty: Interviews, Essays, and Notes on Poetry

yearning for despair

July 2, 2019

One writes because one has been touched by the yearning for and the despair of ever touching the Other.

Charles Simic
The Poet’s Notebook: Excerpts from the Notebooks of 26 American Poets
eds. Stephen Kuusisto, Deborah Tall, & David Weiss

orphan of silence

February 9, 2019

Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.

Charles Simic
The Uncertain Certainty: Interviews, Essays, and Notes on Poetry