Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.
Art: If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy.
Unlike earlier black-power movements that tried to fight or segregate for self-preservation, Black Lives Matter aligns with the dead, continues the mourning, and refuses the forgetting in front of all of us.
The good poet sticks to his real loves, those within the realm of possibility. He never tries to hold hands with God or the human race.
There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.
‘Ulysses’ is the greatest anti-racist text in the English language, and it challenges right from the beginning the vicious racism which lies near the foundations of the Irish Free State and of the Irish republic.
I work best in rhyme and meter. I was most confident of myself in that way.
The Mexican succumbs very easily to sentimental effusions, and therefore he shuns them.
When I write, I’m not trying to be funny. It’s the way I look at the world.