. To make two bold statements: There’s nothing sentimental about a machine, and: A poem is a small (or large) machine made out of words. When I say there’s nothing sentimental about a poem, I mean that there can be no part that is redundant.
………….~ William Carlos Williams Small Machine #WilliamCarlosWilliams #redundant #bold #CWWOL20111201 #machine #poem #sentimental #selfportrait
Boldness has genius, power and magic. Engage, and the mind grows heated. Begin, and the work will be completed. I read those words, by Goethe, in Robert Genn’s Painter’s Keys, and was immediately inspired. You can think and think, and plan, and think some more, but until you begin, nothing happens. That sounds so obvious, but many books and articles have been written about how to begin, how to face the blank page, how to deal with a blank canvas. Beginning in essential, becau