Saturday, May 19, 2012
"Stimulated by parents who loved poetry and were determined to impart it to their children, I have been trying to write it since 1903, when I was about five; but I produced little that I now think worth keeping until about the age of thirty. I wish I could have retained more of the glory of this long immaturity. It produced artless art, but it was a wonderful mode of life. The sophistication of age makes a poor exchange for the early euphoria."