“So when people say that poetry is a luxury, or an option, or for the educated middle classes, or that it shouldn’t be read at school because it is irrelevant, or any of the strange and stupid things that are said about poetry and its place in our lives, I suspect that the people doing the saying have had things pretty easy. A tough life needs a tough language and that is what poetry is. That is what literature offers, a language powerful enough to say how it is.
It isn’t a hiding place – it’s a finding place.” ~Jeanette Winterson
2 thoughts on “A Tough Language”
not a hiding place but a finding place….
i def like that def of poetry…
how it is…
Me too. You should read Jeanette Winterson, if you haven’t already. Her work is filled with gems like that one.