A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on experience, memory, and poetry

Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act. . . . The seat of this sensation is the pit of the stomach.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: The Name and Nature of Poetry

Contributed by: Zaady