Why write poetry?
I think there is a general misconception that you write poems because you “have something to say.” I think, actually, that you write poems because you have something echoing around in the bone-dome of your skull that you cannot say. Poetry allows us to hold many related tangential notions in very close orbit around each other at the same time. The “unsayable” thing at the center of the poem becomes visible to the poet and reader in the same way that dark matter becomes visible to the astrophysicist. You can’t see it, but by measure of its effect on the visible, it can become so precise a silhouette you can almost know it.
Do you ever just re-evaluate your life after reading a really good book and realize how boring life really is
I mean we eat and sleep and go to school and work and that’s it. There’s no dragon-slaying, no real adventures, no sense of danger, no fighting for our lives, nothing really exhilarating or anything
THIS IS THE REASON THAT I HAVE BEEN DEPRESSED SINCE AGE 8
True story of my life. The knowledge that reality will never live up to my imagination is a pain I will never stop suffering.