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Poets’ Weather: James Dickey and Mark Twain

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A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning.
---James Dickey

From the length of the bibligraphy of his poetic works, we can surmise that Mr. Dickey was frequently struck by metaphoric lightning.

Mark Twain gives us this advice: "It is best to read the weather forecast before praying for rain."

Whilst strictly not a poet, Mr. Twain's pithy epigrams have a distinctive, and poetic flavor, no?

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  1. Thanks for checking out my blog. I'm a pretty young writer, and have much to learn. Your comments are appreciated!

    I absolutely love that James Dickey quote.