Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but getting it onto paper is something that unfortunately doesn’t go as readily as looking.

Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) Dutch painter
Letter to Theo Van Gogh (18 Mar 1883)

Alt. trans.:
  • "Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but to bring it on paper is, alas, not so easy as to look at it."
  • "Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it."
Added on 16-Jan-13 | Last updated 4-Feb-13
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