Donald Hall Quote: “New poems no longer come to…”

New poems no longer come to me with their prodigies of metaphor and assonance. Prose endures. I feel the circles grow smaller, and old age is a ceremony of losses, which is, on the whole, preferable to dying at forty-seven or fifty-two.

Donald Hall

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Name: Donald Hall
Profession: Poet
Nationality: American
Birthday: September 20, 1928
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