We then came to the Soviet Union. One day we were walking and carrying our banner and distributing a few leaflets in Russian to people, and we met two women on the road.
My father read poetry to me, encouraged me to memorize poems. But the writing of it was quite a different thing.
I was pursuing the inner path at the expense of the rest of my being and the rest of the world.
Washington and Jefferson were both rich Virginia planters, but they were never friends.
The African Americans’ story is one that seems to be a repeated commitment to a scenario for success and failure. With each failure, the blow is that much more traumatizing until finally one reaches a point where there is to some degree an internalization, skepticism, fatalism, and expectation that it isn’t going to work.
Sacred cows make the tastiest hamburger.
When you begin to write poems because you love language, because you love poetry. Something happens that makes you write poems. And the writing of poems is incredibly pleasurable and addictive.
As long as you’ve got serious investors who wish to put money into football, I applaud. It proves that football is attractive. What upsets me, what I find scandalous, is when clubs accept fools.
There’s always something suspect about an intellectual on the winning side.
Sometimes you have a poem that you really want to write and it never happens.