"One of the surest tests [of the superiority or inferiority of a poet] is the way in which a poet borrows. Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique, utterly different than that from which it is torn; the bad poet throws it into something which has no cohesion."
Let's all be good thieves together.
Monday, 12 August 2013
For My Biggest Fan.
A little gift for Nicky P, my biggest fan, who proves every day that denial isn't just a river in Egypt.