• Mature art, I think, emerges when there's a certain balance
    of tensions, when there's neither neurotic prostration nor
    cold rationality, but an aura of energy and a drive to grasp
    personal "truths" still emerging into perception.
    To grasp and to shape them.

    Earle Birney (1972). “The cow jumped over the moon: the writing and reading of poetry”, Holt McDougal