Montag, 31. Oktober 2011

Robert Graves

'A poet is a person who lives and thinks in a certain way. A poet doesn't necessarily write poems. It is simply an attitude, and there are a great many more poets around than meet the eye. I think about one person in 20 is perhaps a poet. The ones who are not poets expect something of what they think is poetry, which I don't propose to give them. What I write is for people to understand who are on the same, as they say, wavelength as myself. I don't write for an audience at all really: I write for myself. But the audience is presumably there.'

http://net.lib.byu.edu/english/WWI/influence/graves.html

Kommentare:

La Sombra Sofisticada hat gesagt…

Nice, thanks for sharing.

Bourbon&Pearls hat gesagt…

I wrote my dissertation on his works, " From Apotheosis to Apocoloycntosis" My Latin teacher gave me the great title.

White Horse hat gesagt…

Great post, we think alike. I did a post on Graves in September http://moderncavalier.blogspot.com/2011/09/on-poetry.html

v. Braun. hat gesagt…

B&P: that's amazing, and: that title reminds me of my school-days, too when we read Seneca's satire!

White Horse: super, will look into it!