Sunday, May 08, 2011

The Imagist Credo Summarized

Image of a flea from Robert Hooke's Micrograph...Image via Wikipedia1) Use the language of common speech, but use it exactly

2) Create new rhythms for new moods

3) Allow complete freedom in a subject

4) Present an image, but avoid vagueness

5) Produce poetry that is hard and clear

6) Concentration is the essence of poetry
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Picture - Image of a flea from Robert Hooke's Micrographia (1665), a Royal Society work. The Zementa Content widget seems to have suffered a brain freeze for this article, still, it's a nice drawing of a bug.

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