Sunday, April 5, 2009

POETRY

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.

2 comments:

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.