There are some real gems in Vera Pavlova’s “Heaven is not verbose” which appears in the April 2012 issue of “Poetry Magazine”, published by the Poetry Foundation. All of Vera’s prose is either whitty or profound, indeed much of her writing manages to be both at the same time. Take, for example the following quote from “Heaven is not verbose”
“Mandelstam: “Poetry is the certainty of being right.” Brodsky: “Poetry is the school of uncertainty.” I am not certain about either assertion.”
I particularly like Pavlova’s comment on those who do not understand her poetry
“How do I feel about people who do not understand my poetry? I understand them”.
For this amusing and thought provoking piece visit http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/article/243806