Ian Hamilton Finlay — Scottish Poet born on October 28, 1925,

Ian Hamilton Finlay, CBE was a Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener... (wikipedia)

However, I don't feel the world is looking over my shoulder when I am working - I never think about this at all. What I think about is trying to make my work pure, and if it is pure then it can be accessible. It is quite straight forward really.
But I can only write what the muse allows me to write. I cannot choose, I can only do what I am given, and I feel pleased when I feel close to concrete poetry - still.
I am always a beginner. I only try to include different parts of life; the pastoral, the tragic, et cetera.
I have often said that just as the French revolution, for instance, understood itself through antiquity, I think our time can be understood through the French revolution. It is quite a natural process to use other times to understand your own time.
As a friendly one. I would still like to write concrete poems, but I can only do it sometimes.

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