Etchings in the Sand…

Thoughts and Photos from the Desert…

Work of a Poet…

a poet’s work

It is a high calling. Few roles are more vital or difficult.

Salman
Rushdie said, “A poet’s work is to name the unnamable, to point at
frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it
going to sleep.”

Posted by beth

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2 responses to “Work of a Poet…

  1. reaganpugh June 21, 2007 at 5:00 am

    Lovely, and very true. I love what William Carlos Williams says:

    ¨It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there…¨

  2. suburbanlife June 21, 2007 at 8:39 am

    Yes… so very true! Thanks for this. G

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