I think poetry’s always a kind of faith. It is the kind that I have.
To different minds, poetry may present different phases. To me, the reverent faith of the people I lived among, and their faithful everyday living, was poetry; blossoms and trees and blue shies were poetry. God himself was poetry.
If epic poetry is a definite species, the sagas do not fall within it.
I have been enlightened. I have fallen into poetry and it has swallowed me up.
Shakespeare has been praised in English more than anything mortal except poetry itself. Fame exhausts thought in his eulogy.
You don’t make a poem with ideas, but with words.
PC stuff just lowers the general acceptance of good work and replaces it with bogus poetry that celebrates values that in themselves are probably quite worthy.