| Quote #1
As a globed fruit, (1-2)
What do you think it means that we should be able to touch a poem, but not hear it?
| Quote #2
A poem should be wordless
We can't hear the flight of birds (unless it's those honkin' geese), but the beauty of them flying is what's really important. Likewise, the beauty and feeling of a poem should be palpable, but we shouldn't have to hear a bunch of noise to go along with it.
| Quote #3
A poem should be equal to:
A poem shouldn't communicate "truths" to us. It should equal something in the sense of a "truth" being felt rather than told. So a poem shouldn't seek to define anything for us but should rather inspire us to think and feel freely.