June 13, 2014
I cannot begin to articulate the depth of influence that this particular poet has had on my life.
To express internal realities that transcend the mundane through mythological and eschatological writings that defy prose; to deliberately interweave those expressions so as to bring to mind brutal historical events revolving around the loss of love; to be brazenly mystical and a champion of truth via verse, is for me- in light of authenticity and the bravery of creativity- the mark of a poet worthy of historical recognition.
Happy birthday, Yeats (1865-1939). "Had they but courage equal to desire ..."