The only limits are, as always, those of vision.
It was as important to live poetically as to write poems.
Most poets, like most people, try hard to be like someone they admire or they are possessed with an image of what they ought to be.
A born poet knows in his cradle that a poetic life is the only life worth living.
If you don't fill your days with love, you are wasting your life.
My earliest poems sing of the absolute necessity of allowing love to invade and pervade one's life. That can make the miracle happen in reality. Try it.
Some artists shrink from self-awareness, fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and even their desire to create. The truth of the matter is quite opposite.
I never wanted to dilute my private passion for the art by airing and arguing it in public.
Most poets in their youth begin in adolescent sadness. I find it more rewarding to end in gladness.
I often start writing in order to excite an expansive emotion.
The American public does not know poets exist.
Dance, vaudeville, drama, movies - as a child I loved everything that went on in a theater.
I tried to stir the imagination and enthusiasms of students to take risks, to do what they were most afraid of doing, to widen their horizons of action.
Work in the theater sharpened my verse and my cinema.
For me, prose walks, poetry dances.