Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Poetry: Why poetry - William Carlos Williams

It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there.

- William Carlos Williams; from Asphodel, that Greeny Flower

"...poetry can make our daily existence mean more to us. It can cut through all the distractions and busyness and help us to seize our lives, to be more completely in them."

I got this in a mailing from Poetry magazine. I picked one up after ages when I was in Davis. I am going to subscribe. Top quality poetry and an engaging Letters to the Editor section.