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Thursday, October 25, 2012

My Afternoon

My afternoon, as described (coincidentally enough) by Christian Wiman:

"Poetry requires a certain kind of discipline indolence that the world, including many prose writers (even, at times, this one) doesn’t recognize as discipline. It is, though. It’s the discipline to endure hours that you refuse to fill with anything but the possibility of poetry, though you may in fact not be able to write a word of it just then, and though it may be playing practical havoc with your life. It’s the discipline of preparedness."
 Christian Wiman, Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet