Dagens citat – the golden rose

Judson Jerome, i hans The Poet and the Poem, Writer’s Digests Books 1979, s. 351:

I have heard that, before Franco, there was an annual Catalan poetry contest, the prizes for which were awarded on the steps of the cathedral in Barcelona. The third prize was a silver rose. The second prize was a golden rose. The first prize was, of course, a real rose. The poet’s most difficult wrestling with his soul is learning never to be envious of the golden rose.

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