Sunday, October 09, 2005

"The Celts boast. And why should we not boast? Read Celtic mythology; every Celtic hero tale is boastful. We have to stand up and announce how strong we are because poetry in the 20th century was looked down on with derision; a poet was an effeminate, weak creature who should have a real job. Standing up and banging a staff was the ancient pagan way of the poet announcing himself. So boasting in my book is totally honest."
~ Donovan (in an interview about his new book, The Hurdy Gurdy Man, marking his 40th year in the music business)

1 comment:

Bailey said...

I totally agree with that sentiment... there's a sense of power that comes with a strong poet, especially one that has a good command of spoken-word art.