I will not leave a corner of my consciousness covered up, but saturate myself with the strange and extraordinary new conditions of this life, and it will all refine itself into poetry later on.
I can only say that one's individual situation is more real and important to oneself than the devastations of fates and empires especially when they do not vitally affect oneself
I never joined the army for patriotic reasons.
Poetical appreciation is only newly bursting on me.
The darkness crumbles away It is the same old druid Time as ever.
I wanted to write a battle song for the Judeans but so far I can think of nothing noble and weighty enough
I cant look at things in the simple, large way that great poets do.
Earth has waited for them, All the time of their growth Fretting for their decay: Now she has them at last.
Nobody ever told me what to read, or ever put poetry in my way
You mustnt forget the circumstances I have been brought up in, the little education I have had.
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