Thursday, August 03, 2006

A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep. ~Salman Rushdie

Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. ~G.K. Chesterton

6 comments:

steve mueske said...

I used that GK Chesterton quote as an epigraph for a poem I wrote several years ago called "Poem With the Word 'Cheese' in It".

Hope you are well!

Steve

Diane K. Martin said...

I really love the Rushdie quote and plan to steal it for something.

-Diane

The Sublibrarian said...

"A poet's work is to unname the nameable..."

Peter said...

Sublibrarian: I love your inversion of the Rushdie.

Marcail said...

I spewed milk from my nose --what! cheese has never been inspirational. Someone prove the contrary.

Steven D. Schroeder said...

I've seen that cheese line as the epigraph/inspiration of two separate poems (one of which [Steve's] I published) and one prose piece.