Poetic Responsibility

Morning all!

Hope you’re enjoying the weekend so far; here’s another quote for you…

“So far as I am concerned, poetry and every other art was and is and forever will be strictly and distinctly a question of individuality… If poetry is your goal, you’ve got to forget all about punishments and all about rewards and all about self-styled obligations and duties and responsibilities etcetera ad infinitum and remember one thing only: that it’s you – nobody else – who determine your destiny and decide your fate. Nobody else can be alive for you; nor can you be alive for anybody else… There’s the artist’s responsibility; and the most awful responsibility on earth.”

Deep, a little dark, but very true; wouldn’t you say?

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