synthesis

Tom Montag:

“Metaphor can take you places you never imagined you’d go. Metaphor and a little snatch of narrative. A hot bowl of soup. A crust of dark bread. Go.”

Claudia Keelan:

“We have to change our language for our culture to become a better one…I really strongly believe in the notion of Negative Capability that Keats spoke of. The poet can have no identity. A poet has to be constantly filling in for other things…For the I to become the you.”

A R Ammons

“not so much looking for the shape
as being available
to any shape that may be
summoning itself
through me
from the self not mine but ours.”

This conjunction of poets courtesy of William Stobb’s erudite congenial and poignant podcast “It’s Hard To Say”