This lovely comment by one of America’s finest and most beloved poets, Robert Frost, on the origins of poems – not in thoughts, but in feelings.

‘A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.  It is never a thought to begin with.’

Source: Robert Frost, quoted in Richard Newton, The Little Book of Thinking Big (Capstone, 2015), p.82

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