Monday, April 07, 2008

Good poets

Republic: Book X section 598d.

“the good poet must compose with knowledge if he is to compose well on any subject.”

“good poets really do know about the things which ordinary people think they describe so well.”

2 Comments:

Blogger Amanda said...

well that explains why i'm not a good poet ;) i believe in writing about what i don't know...as George Bowering has said.

9:05 AM  
Blogger MissWanda said...

I don't believe George Bowering is affected by the Plato muse.

12:38 PM  

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