Quote of the Day

People tend to romanticize nature, and to connect it to an earlier time, a more innocent time. They don’t give the natural world credit for being a place of great violence, the fight for survival on the part of animals, the unpredictability and destructiveness of a storm, or of the ocean.

“People tend to romanticize nature, and to connect it to an earlier time, a more innocent time. They don’t give the natural world credit for being a place of great violence, the fight for survival on the part of animals, the unpredictability and destructiveness of a storm, or of the ocean.” — Carl Phillips, The Art of Poetry No. 103,” The Paris Review (Spring 2019)

3 thoughts on “Quote of the Day”

  1. It’s easy to romanticize nature when you’re not in the midst of a storm or being attacked by a wild/threatened animal!

  2. The violence from humans is a choice. Violence against women and children and war, violence in politics. Not the same as the violence in nature. Men/humans choose violence and destroy the very things they need to stay alive. Animals are not like that.

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