(1928-1974) American Poet
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Craft is a trick you make up to let you write the poem.
God owns heaven but He craves the earth.
I wonder if the artist ever lives his life--he is so busy recreating it.
It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
Poems aren't postcards to send home.
Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.
Tell almost the whole story.
The sea is mother-death and she is a mighty female, the one who wins, the one who sucks us all up.