Why this?

The occasional poem of my own and a generous helping of work by others that I find inspiring. Site is named for a beloved book by one of my favorite writers, Italo Calvino, whose fanciful work lights--and delights--my soul.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Influences

"The moment the artist is asked about his influences he of necessity flounders, I believe. Because it is not the nature of the artist to know what his true influences are, or what they have been, and I'm not by this statement saying that it remains for a third party to know. I think that the mystery of life will ring in the work, and when it rings most strongly, truly and honestly, it will ring with a sense of mystery." --Kenneth Patchen

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