Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

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W.H. Auden

[A poet] will never be able to say: “Tomorrow I will write a poem and, thanks to my training and experience, I already know I shall do a good job.” In the eyes of others a man is a poet if he has written one good poem. In his own he is only a poet at the moment when he is making his last revision of a new poem. The moment before, he was still only a potential poet; the moment after, he is a man who has ceased to write poetry, perhaps forever.

W.H. Auden, The Dyer’s Hand

Written by nevalalee

April 10, 2014 at 7:30 am

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