Sunday July 20, 2014

It is true that, when he is writing a poem, it seems to a poet that there were two people involved, his conscious self and a Muse whom he has to woo, or an Angel he has to wrestle.
- W. H. Auden
  American (British-born) poet (1907-1973)

Source:The Dyer's Hand (buy from Amazon)

Reflection for the Day appears in the Boston Globe every Monday through Saturday, on the last pages of the "g" section. The year 2014 marks the feature's thirtieth year of publication.

Reflection for the Day quotations are posted on this website two days after they are published in the newspaper. The website frequently adds a quotation on Sundays as well.