James Fenton Quote

The writing of a poem is like a child throwing stones into a mineshaft. You compose first, then you listen for the reverberation.


The Independent on Sunday (London; June 24, 1990)

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The writing of a poem is like a child throwing stones into a mineshaft. You compose first, then you listen for the reverberation.

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The writing of a poem is like a child throwing stones into a mineshaft. You compose first, then you listen for the reverberation.

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The writing of a poem is like a child throwing stones into a mineshaft. You compose first, then you listen for the reverberation.

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The writing of a poem is like a child throwing stones into a mineshaft. You compose first, then you listen for the reverberation.