Organic poetry ... is a method of apperception, i.e., of recognizing what we perceive, and is based on an intuition of an order, a form beyond forms, in which forms partake, and of which man’s creative works are analogies, resemblances, natural allegories. Such a poetry is exploratory.
/ Denise Levertov
Itinerary maps ... show a tiny portion of the earth’s surface as it lies within one’s own direct experience.
/ P. A. Harvey, The History of Topographical Maps
After all a poem is made up not of the things of which it speaks directly but of things which it cannot identify and yet yearns to know.
/ William Carlos Williams