” I am not at all clear what free verse is anymore. That’s one of the things you learn not to know. “


” I liked the kid who wrote me that he had to do a term paper on a modern poet and he was doing me because, though they say you have to read poems twice, he found he could handle mine in one try. “


” Occasionally a student writer comes up with something really beautiful and moving, and you won’t know for years if it was an accident or the first burst of something wonderful. “


” Once in awhile you have a thought, and you rhyme it. “


” Robert Frost had always said you mustn’t think of the last line first, or it’s only a fake poem, not a real one. I’m inclined to agree. “


” Shakespeare tells the same stories over and over in so many guises that it takes a long time before you notice. “


” The nice thing about the Bible is it doesn’t give you too many facts. Two an a half lines and it tells you the whole story and that leaves you a great deal of freedom to elaborate on how it might have happened. “



All 7 Howard Nemerov Quotes about You in picture


I am not at all clear what free verse is anymore. That
I liked the kid who wrote me that he had to do a term paper on a modern poet and he was doing me because, though they say you have to read poems twice, he found he could handle mine in one try.


Occasionally a student writer comes up with something really beautiful and moving, and you won
Once in awhile you have a thought, and you rhyme it.
Robert Frost had always said you mustn
Shakespeare tells the same stories over and over in so many guises that it takes a long time before you notice.
The nice thing about the Bible is it doesn
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