All posts tagged: Robert Frost

“… I’m writing a book…”

“If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.” Winston Churchill “Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power.” Joan Didion “I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.” Steven Wright Advertisements

Geez… I’m running out of candles…

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. Robert Frost – whose birthday we remember on this date. Image found here.   If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more. Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. Erica Jong – whose birthday we remember on this date. Image found here.   The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in. Nature, not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write. A.E. Housman – whose birthday we remember on this date. Image found here.   Why did I write? Because I found life unsatisfactory. When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone. There is a time for departure even when there’s …