Thursday, July 05, 2007

Does the best poetry come from the heart or the mind?

Read the debate posted at Helium. Vote for your choice, or write a response.

As usual, I say: both. You need heart and mind -- as well as a little nerve, guts, and a funny bone.

4 comments:

Pamela said...

Agree 100% with the funny bone. You also might want thick skin for rejections, such as the times online submissions are deleted without being read. This has happened to me twice in the last year.

The Sublibrarian said...

Peter,
My apologies if my original comment offended. That was certainly not my intent, though I assume from its absence that it did.

Again, my apologies.

The Sublibrarian said...

And to try and add something less "meta", Wordsworth wrote that poetry is "the spontaneous overflow of powerful feeling recollected in tranquility."

Folks tend to latch onto the first phrase and ignore the second which, arguably, is where the mind (and the art) come in.

Peter said...

Thx Ron.
No worries.