The Hermit Poet

February 22, 2006

The Making of Poems

Filed under: General — Neil Aitken @ 9:16 pm

Thanks to Peter’s blog, I found this wonderful article by Gregory Orr on the making of poems and why we write. Given that this quarter I’m taking a class on The Poetry of Witness, what he had to say rang especially true. Check it out here.

“Because poems are meanings, even the saddest poem I write is proof that I want to survive.”
~ Gregory Orr

3 Responses to “The Making of Poems”

  1. Pris Says:

    I like that!

  2. Michael Says:

    What a fascinating title for a class, “The Poetry of Witness”! I love it. I too like that quote as well.

  3. Joshua Says:

    Wonderful quotation! Thank you so much.

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