Sunday, January 20, 2013

ars poetica

michiganswampmonkey:

HONK IF YOUR HORNY
"As is painting, so is poetry: some pieces will strike you more if you stand near, and some, if you are at a greater distance: one loves the dark; another, which is not afraid of the critic’s subtle judgment, chooses to be seen in the light; the one has pleased once, the other will give pleasure if ten times repeated."
— Horace, Epistles, Book II, Ars Poetica