Sunday, April 5, 2009


Can you create poetry? No. You can only guide a person, suggest some words, present some images, offer a few melodies. That person will tell you if the pieces amount to poetry or if you have merely recommended words, images, melodies, moments, fragments. You can only lead a person to what you hope will be poetic. Poetry is determined by the recipient.

Saying you created poetry is like saying you created an epiphany. That is impossible.


joannep said...

Check out Leonard Cohen's "How To Speak Poetry", immediately. Then come into my arms. You are the image of my beauty.

Norman Yeung said...

Last week I watched half of "Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen". Why only half? 'Cause last call was beckoning. He'd understand.