Peter Scupham

 
“I would like my poems to be windows, not mirrors. A window frames a scene which has its own strong and independent life; the personality of the poet both shapes that scene and is subordinate to it. The frame, however, is important. A window cuts a shape, and I am fascinated by structure, harmony, balance – all those qualities which give definition to the view which the window elects to show.”
 
– Peter Scupham

7 thoughts on “Peter Scupham

  1. Julie

    Awesome quote!! I was just looking out my window, and there’s a herd of deer in my yard. A mirror image wouldn’t be nearly as beautiful. A window frames the living, breathing poem.

  2. Esmaa Self

    “…the personality of the poet both shapes that scene and is subordinate to it …”

    Quite!

    Thanks for sharing this quote.

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