Charles Simic on obsessions

“All poets, if they live as long as I have, tend to repeat themselves. Behind those images and subjects one returns to again and again, there are mysteries one cannot solve, mysteries of one’s identity and one’s fate. We have one life and that life continues to be a riddle, so it becomes impossible to leave all that behind and start anew as a poet in each new book.”

IN THE DARK: IN CONVERSATION WITH A GREAT AMERICAN POET – Peter Mishler – Literary Hub – June 29, 2017

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