To leave great themes unfinished is Perhaps the most satisfying exercise Of power.
1963 'The Spider's Nest'.
No one can read a poem unless he realises that it is a physical object as well as an abstract vehicle for conveying ideas. A poem has a material existence like a piece of music or sculpture or a plate of meat.George Mann MacBeth
Heap high the groaning platter with pink fillets, sucking pig and thick gammon, celestial chef. Be generous with the crackling. Let your hand slip with the gravy trough, dispensing plenty.George Mann MacBeth