Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Quote of the Day (Percy Bysshe Shelley, on Inspiration)



“[W]hen composition begins, inspiration is already on the decline, and the most glorious poetry that has ever been communicated to the world is probably a feeble shadow of the original conceptions of the poet.” —Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), “A Defence of Poetry,” in Essays, Letters from Abroad, Translations and Fragments (1840)

1 comment:

coffeebarchick said...

My writing changed when I got a word processor in 1990.
The words on the screen are just so easy to manipulate.
When a pen is in my hand the writing flows uncensored - raw and dirty - on the page.
Like it or not there it is.