April 23, 2015

It is necessary to any originality to have the courage to be an amateur.
—Wallace Stevens
  American poet (1879-1955)

Source: "Materia Poetica" in Collected Poetry and Prose (buy on Amazon)

Reflection for the Day appears in the Boston Globe every Monday through Saturday, on the last pages of the "G" section. The year 2015 marks the feature's thirty-first year of publication.

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