Saturday, 10 February 2007

Raging Tuba

"Not all poems are obviously melodramatic - some are very, very quiet - but even what seem the quiet ones contain drama and action, color. Emily Dickinson, for instance, is not a quiet little piccolo. She's a trombone. She's a tuba. Emily Dickinson is a raging tuba!"
~ Gerald Stern

1 comment:

Nicole said...

That's a lovely quote, thank you for sharing it with us. I love Dickinson, although I frequently don't "get it". Scientists are dumb that way. ;)