Quote Originally Posted by LeafAndSky View Post
...the distinction you make about "those who can speak from their centre and those who speak from off centre" interests me.
Those who speak off centre speak the words.

And those who speak on centre are spoken by the words.

And to be spoken by the words we need to be centred.

If the words speak us and we are off centre, we are cast off, we are shredded by the force of the words.

And if the centre cannot hold, mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.

We need to be the calm centre of the cyclone. If we are off centre, we are whipped away by the winds.

That is why poetry is emotion recollected in tranquillity.