"Clarity turns out to be/just an invisible form of sadness." Galway Kinnell

Never mistake clarity for simplicity. The clearest pane of glass offers the best view on the true complexity of the world beyond. Many writers busy up the page in an effort to appear complex but they achieve only opacity and self-referential murk. It is the study of a lifetime to learn artistic clarity and one must begin again each day in the knowledge that you can never achieve it perfectly—though as Jack Gilbert wrote , "What else gets it right as much as poetry?"