“Hurt Into Poetry: On Poetry and Greece”By Stephanos Papadopoulos
"But I wasn’t a Cardinal, nephew to the Pope, / and you— / you were not a Caravaggio. / So I asked you to be in my movie."
"As he drank, little brown drops of coffee clung to his mustache like dew. Men will live like billy goats if they are let alone."
"Your function as a critic is to show that it is really you yourself who should have written the book."
"Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand."
"Is a gesture of charity genuine or is it a kind of deep moral tax write-off?"
"in a protracted stillness, I saw that heron I didn’t wish to disturb / was clearly a white sack caught in the redbud’s limbs"