Tuesday, March 31, 2015
When you know a poem by heart, that poem is in the body. It is there when you are walking down the street, or standing in a shower, or walking through the woods. The words come back. It’s like someone else is there with you, reciting the words. Donald Hall says a poem is an inside person talking to an inside person. It’s a melding of consciousness that is done in solitary-ness.
From "The Poet and the Moment", Penn Gazette, 21 Aug 2014