Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Poetry Quote of the Day: Muriel Rukeyser

"The 'idea' for the poem, which may come as an image thrown against memory, as a sound of words that sets off a traveling of sound and meaning, as a curve of emotion (a form) plotted by certain crises of events or image or sound, or as a title which evokes a sense of inner relations; this is the first 'surfacing' of the poem. Then a period of stillness may follow."
--- Muriel Rukeyser, from Creators on Creating, edited by Frank Barron, Alfonso Montuori, and Anthea Barron

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

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