Alec Nevala-Lee

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John Haines

[An] insight may come as a sudden revelation, but it is more likely to be achieved slowly as a result of simply living and responding to things in the world, of reading and thinking, and of the daily work of writing poems and thinking about writing poems. After a while, if one is lucky, some pattern emerges; the substance of one’s efforts begins to be clear. The process is all one piece, one way of being. And the value of the idea, once it is formed, is that it furnishes the means by which, in a world lacking unity, all that the poet sees and feels has meaning. Things fall into place.

John Haines, “The Hole in the Bucket”

Written by nevalalee

June 22, 2016 at 7:30 am

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