Eating Poetic Fruit–and Words

Simplicity. In poetry, it's tough to embrace and get away with. You read something as simple as Galway Kinnell's "Blackberry Eating" and say, "How easy. I can do that!" And then you try. It's like those foolhardy fiction writers who make the terrible mistake of imitating Ernest Hemingway. Seems simple enough. Only the emulating stylists …

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