“For most of the years I have been writing poetry I have envied musicians.  Only musicians, it seemed to me, were always at one with their creations.  But lately I see that poetry, too, is inseparable from the heart and soul from which it comes.  And that there is only waiting for poetry, there is no solicitation.  When it comes I recognize it as grace, and am overwhelmed with gratitude, and when it does not come I find it has left me with this attitude about life.  Poetry, I have discovered, is always unexpected and always as faithful and honest as dreams.”

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