"A poem is a record of a discovery."
Yes! I did some digging, and I found that he also said:
"If I don't take the risk, I'll wind up with a bloodless poem. I have to be out there on the edge." He likens the process to the movie "Modern Times," where Charlie Chaplin roller skates on a department store balcony to impress a woman. "You have to run the risk of falling down into ladies ready to wear." ---from the Christian Science Monitor
Part of me wishes he would fall down there, just so I could read his "record of a discovery."This post is part of my Poetry Quote a Day series for National Poetry Month.