Sunday, January 18, 2009
Sometimes I Need Reminding
When I opened the curtains in my office today, one of the many little notecards I have taped up around my desk gave up on its tape and fluttered down. After struggling with a new poem yesterday, I needed this reminder from Keats:
"I mean Negative Capability, that is when man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason."
Sometimes I need reminding that the poem should be allowed to make what leaps are in it to be made and that I might beat the beauty from it if I lean too hard towards reason.