Do you see a connection between poetry and prayer?
I guess the simple answer is yes, if only because I think of
poetry as an attempt to use language as completely as possible. And if you
want to do that, obviously youâ€™re not concerned with language as decoration,
or language as amusement, although you certainly want language to be
pleasurable. Pleasure is part of the completeness. I think of poetry as having
to do with the completeness of life, and the completeness of relation with
oneâ€™s experience, completing oneâ€™s experience, articulating it, making sense