Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The secret to poetry (?!?!?!)

Well, at least one gorgeous description from ADIOS, NIRVANA by Conrad Wesselhoeft:

"You have to build your poem on images and tilt those images at your own angle.  If you're lucky, they'll come alive...That's the secret--to close your hand on jagged glass, then open it and find a butterfly." (page 39)

5 comments:

Sylvie said...

What a beautiful way to start the day--thanks!

Stasia said...

The language in the novel is absolutely gorgeous. You could almost just close your eyes and point and find something spectacular. I particularly love this one, though :)

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Wow.

Dawn Simon said...

Wow, that's beautiful.

It was so great seeing you last weekend, Stasia!

kelworthfiles said...

That's a good quite, and I think it's good for other kinds of writing other than just poetry.

I'm starting up a 'Critiquing Crusaders' program, where participants in the Second Crusade can find other writers to exchange critiques with or form critiquing circles. If you're interested, come by The Kelworth Files to check it out!