Prose—it might be speculated—is discourse; poetry ellipsis. Prose is spoken aloud; poetry overheard. The one is presumably articulate and social, a shared language, the voice of “communication”; the other is private, allusive, teasing, sly, idiosyncratic as the spider’s delicate web, a kind of witchcraft unfathomable to ordinary minds.
|Joyce Carol Oates|
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Poetry, Quotes with tags Joyce Carol Oates, L. K. Thayer’s Poetry Juice Bar, Poetry, spider web, witchcraft on June 22, 2010 by lkthayer