Saturday, March 30, 2013

Why the versus …

 First Known When Lost: "His Gains In Heaven Are What They Are".

I don't think, in Frost's case, it is a matter of either/or, but rather the elaborate free counterpoint of both/and.  I am coming to think that the whole point of poetry — for reader and writer — has to do with learning to get along with mystery: Something is going on, not sure what exactly. Pretty sure about a few things, not so sure about most. Could be this, could be that. Or maybe something else altogether. Getting used to a fundamental uncertainty — and hoping for the best.

1 comment:

  1. More and more I'm inclined to think that learning to get along with mystery should also lie at the heart of fiction - perhaps in particular the short story.