, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. His body of work encompasses approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays and several essays, as well as numerous drawings and paintings.
Life,for eternal us,is now Introduction to Poems 1924-1954
Writing...is an art; and artists...are human beings. As a human being stands, so a human being is....
All in green went my love riding on a great horse of gold into the silver dawn.
it's spring when the world is puddle-wonderful
My theory of technique, if I have one, is very far from original; nor is it complicated. I can express it in fifteen words, by quoting The Eternal Question And Immortal Answer of burlesk, viz. "Would you hit a woman with a child?— No, I'd hit her with a brick." Like the burlesk comedian, I am abnormally fond of that precision which creates movement.
I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.
Why do you paint? For exactly the same reason I breathe. That’s not an answer. There isn’t any answer. How long hasn’t there been any answer? As long as I can remember. And how long have you written? As long as I can remember. I mean poetry. So do I.