A woman's hand is white and beautiful because it is a thing of flesh and bone, not ivory and silver; I esteem it not because it gleams but because it grasps. SOR JUANA INÉS DE LA CRUZ

Exceptional beauty and charm are among those gifts given by the sinister fairy at the christening. REBECCA SOLNIT

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Quinterview 10

The Passionate Transitory's tenth quinterview is with outstanding writer Morelle Smith, whose poem When The Almond Tree Comes Into Flower was one of the highlights of our first issue.  

Afterwards, reading the words I’d written, what struck me most was not so much whether what I’d written was anything "good", but that I’d been in a trance-like state and this had produced these words and this was astonishing to me, like a revelation. It was quite different, much more heightened and emotional than the prose writing I’d done before. It was like a kind of magic, that such a thing could happen.

Morelle Smith

Morelle Smith


George said...

Another interesting quinterview, and I especially enjoyed "When the Almond Tree Comes Into Flower." Very well done!

The Solitary Walker said...

Yes, I think that's a really good poem, George.