October 30, 2020

Church of the Brethren poet, William Stafford

 William Stafford was once asked, "When did you decide to be a poet?"

Stafford's answer:  "I've thought about that and sort of reversed it. My question is 'when did other people give up the idea of being a poet?'  You know, when we were kids we make up things, we write, and for me the puzzle is not that some people are writing, the real question is why did the other people stop?"