A Quote by Dan Simmons on poetry, words, truth, and engineer

Poetry is only secondarily about words. Primarily, it is about truth. I dealt with the Ding an Sich, the substance behind the shadow, weaving powerful concepts, similes, and connections the way an engineer would raise a skyscraper with the whiskered-alloy skeleton being constructed long before the glass and plastic and chromaluminum appears.

Dan Simmons

Source: Hyperion, Pages: 192..193

Contributed by: Chris