"Poetry was born in the relationship between men of earth and the earth itself."
"It is not poetry's fault that it has so small an audience, so little effect upon the frightened, money-loving world. Poetry, after all, is not a miracle. It is an effort to formalize (ritualize) individual moments and the transcending effects of these moments into a music that all can use. It is the song of our species."
From Blue Pastures, "Pen and Paper and a Breath of Air."
Harcourt Brace & Company