” But I can only write what the muse allows me to write. I cannot choose, I can only do what I am given, and I feel pleased when I feel close to concrete poetry – still. “


” I am not a modern man, I am just a wee old fashioned one. “


” People have always found me challenging – I don’t know why, when I am only being myself. I don’t understand why they find me so annoying but they do. It is pity, but that is how it is. “


” I am always a beginner. I only try to include different parts of life, the pastoral, the tragic, et cetera. “


” However, I don’t feel the world is looking over my shoulder when I am working – I never think about this at all. What I think about is trying to make my work pure, and if it is pure then it can be accessible. It is quite straight forward really. “


” But you have to understand that I consider myself a very modest artist, or whatever, and not of importance really at all – it is quite embarrassing to me to be asked my opinion about things. I am only a wee Scottish poet on the outside of everything. “



All 6 Ian Hamilton Finlay Quotes about I Am in picture


But I can only write what the muse allows me to write. I cannot choose, I can only do what I am given, and I feel pleased when I feel close to concrete poetry - still.
I am not a modern man, I am just a wee old fashioned one.


People have always found me challenging - I don
I am always a beginner. I only try to include different parts of life, the pastoral, the tragic, et cetera.
However, I don
But you have to understand that I consider myself a very modest artist, or whatever, and not of importance really at all - it is quite embarrassing to me to be asked my opinion about things. I am only a wee Scottish poet on the outside of everything.
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