| Quote #1
A poem should be palpable and mute
In other words, we should sense a poem but not feel as if it's hitting us over the head with a sledgehammer on purpose. So art and poetry should work in a way that's sensual, but not overexerting itself in purpose and effort.
| Quote #2
A poem should be wordless
Yea, yea, you've heard it a million times already, but it's got a certain "wordless" and effortless ring to it, which is how good poetry should read. It should "say" things without necessarily shouting things in our ears. It should sound free like the flitting birds high above us.
| Quote #3
A poem should be motionless in time
Good poetry should also be timeless. It should endure all the moving and shaking of the times and be just as natural and fluid as the moon climbing in the sky. So essentially, it should tap into those parts of our humanity that are just as timeless.