Thursday, February 11, 2010

backwoods poet

The backwoods poet who is to make anything worth while out of his restricted material does so by facing it squarely and looking at it not with the sentimental glance of the local colourist but with the strict and penetrating vision of the realist.


from my 1996 journal
advice I found in a book about Canadian poetry.

6 comments:

Jeana Marie said...

I think I'll be thinking about this for some time now. Which is good. Really interesting photo too, is it also from your journal or more recent?

Judy Martin said...

The photos of my hands have been pinned to my studio wall for about 3 months.

The reverse applique dots are a quilt in progress for my new grandson - also been pinned to the same wall since november.

Thanks for your friendship, Jeana Marie.

leilani said...

Your posts always surprise and delight me. Thank you for so much thoughtful inspiration.

La Dolce Vita said...

I love your posts, they are always so beautiful and and I walk away with something to chew on!

jude said...

i suppose looking at things squarely will have to be added to my "square diaries. ha! great post.

Kaye Turner said...

Somehow there's something really powerful between the words, the hands and the dots. Very moving, and very incisive.