Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry.
Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.
Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content.
Alfred de Musset
Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.
Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out... Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
A. E. Housman