Alec Nevala-Lee

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“Poetry is a centaur…”

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Ezra Pound

Poetry is a centaur. The thinking word-arranging, clarifying faculty must move and leap with the energizing, sentient, musical faculties. It is precisely the difficulty of this amphibious existence that keeps down the census record of good poets. The accomplished prose author will tell you that he ‘can only write poetry when he has a bellyache’ and thence he will argue that poetry just isn’t an art.

I dare say there are very good marksmen who just can’t shoot from a horse.

Ezra Pound

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January 26, 2013 at 9:50 am

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