A poet needs to keep his wilderness alive inside him. To remain a poet after forty requires an awareness of your darkest Africa, that part of yourself that will never be tamed.
You must be careful not to deprive the poem of its wild origin.
Be what you are. Give What is yours to give. Have Style. Dare.
Poetry is a way of living...a human activity like baking bread or playing basketball.
I wrote some of the worst poetry west from the Mississippi River, but I wrote. And I finally sometimes got it right.
"Just as man learned to integrate races, we must also learn to integrate religions."
Blind Savior, False Prophet
Over-reaction is a private folklore. A very personal idiosyncrasy that you share unintentionnally every day and that most of the time people do not understand.
It's easy not to hate. The less you see people, the less you hate - until you're left all to yourself.
T. Wignesan, 27 December 2011
"[...] of course we should try to make things better, insofar as it lies within our power. But we should probably not try to make things perfect, especially not ourselves, for that path leads to mass graves.
For the first time I realized adults could back themselves into corners so remote that love, or its memory, could no longer reach them.
MOLOKA'I NUI AHINA, Summers on the Lonely Isle