Obvious enough that generalities work to protect the mind from the great outdoors; is it possible that this was in fact their first purpose?
Once in awhile you have a thought, and you rhyme it.
When modern writers gave up telling stories, they gave up the greatest thing we had.
My prime interests are in evolution and development. I use the cellular slime molds as a tool to seek an understanding of those twin disciplines.
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.
Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time.
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
Imagination is not something apart and hermetic, not a way of leaving reality behind; it is a way of engaging reality.
Mostly the thought and the verse come inseparably. In my poem Poetics, it’s as close as I come to telling how I do it.