Sunday, January 14, 2007

Aventure vs. Experiment (after seeing Mogambo)...

"Adventurous is not experimental. Experiment belongs to the laboratory. Adverture to life. Much of recent art has been merely experimental. It tries poetry with first one element then another omitted. It leaves out the head. Then it is too emotional. It leaves out the heart. Then it is too intellectual. It leaves out the feet. Then it is free verse. Adventure ends in the poorhouse. Experiment in the madhouse."

- Robert Frost

From "The Notebooks of Robert Frost" (exerpted from Harper's)


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