On Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:11:56 -0400, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>That is it, Peter. As Eliot remarked in his seminal essay on individual
>talent, "The poet’s mind is in fact a receptacle for seizing and storing up
>numberless feelings, phrases, images, which remain there until all the
>particles which can unite to form a new compound are present together." It
>is "the intensity of the artistic process, the pressure, so to speak, under
>which the fusion takes place, that counts."
>On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> What does any creative writer have but his or her own experience. The
>> question is whether knowing that background does anything for the creation.
So the poet gathers a bunch of ingredients and his mind creates a recipe and he cooks up a dish for us to eat. But if another poet wants to create something of his own, learning from a master, he may be given a vague description of the recipe yet forbidden to see the list of ingredients?