The first poems I knew were nursery rhymes, and before I could read them for myself, I had come to love just the words of them, the words alone.
As I read more and more - and it was not all verse, by any means - my love for the real life of words increased until I knew that I must live with them and in them, always. I knew, in fact, that I must be a writer of words, and nothing else.
There is only one position for an artist anywhere; and that is upright.
Never be lucid, never state, if you would be regarded great.
Though lovers be lost, love shall not.
Don't be too harsh to these poems until they're typed. I always think typescript lends some sort of certainty: at least, if the things are bad then, they appear to be bad with conviction.