March 13, 2004

An artistic credo

Posted by Curt at 07:13 PM in Literature | TrackBack

On being asked for a War Poem

I think it better that in times like these
A poet’s mouth be silent, for in truth
We have no gift to set a statesman right;
He has had enough of meddling who can please
A young girl in the indolence of her youth,
Or an old man upon a winter’s night.

—W.B. Yeats