Stanley Kunitz Quotes

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In every house of marriage
there's room for an interpreter.
— Stanley Kunitz


Art is that chalice into which we pour the wine of transcendence.


Poetry, I have insisted, is ultimately mythology, the telling of the stories of the soul.


Though I lack the art
to decipher it,
no doubt the next chapter
in my book of transformations
is already written.
I am not done with my changes.


The poem comes in the form of a blessing—"like rapture breaking on the mind," as I tried to phrase it in my youth.  Through the years I have found this gift of poetry to be life-sustaining, life-enhancing, and absolutely unpredictable.