Sunday, May 13, 2012

Quotation of note

Sure, writing is work, but it is not labor: however mopey or melancholic your verse, it wants to have included some element of the playful, or else it'll be dull for maker and reader both.

Sydney Lea, in The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises from Poets Who Teach, ed. Robin Behn and Chase Twichell (Quill/HarperCollins, 1992), p.18