Monday, April 13, 2009

Poetry Quote of the Day: Gustave Flaubert

Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry. ~Gustave Flaubert

Photo: Juan Mele, 1946, courtesy of The Blanton Museum of Art

This post is part of my Poetry Quote a Day series for National Poetry Month.


  1. This is funny because I am not a fan of anything mathematical.

  2. If you haven't, click through to the article on the art exhibit. Those paintings are fabulous. I wish I could see them in person.

  3. I really like this, and I read it in two different ways--the pure heart of any real poem, and also the fun puzzle-like aspect of many poems, the precision required for them--especially many poetic forms.


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