Al Purdy - Quotes

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For me, the vast marvel is to be alive. For man, or for flowers or beast or bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly and perfectly alive. ---->>>

Things were so bad we ate rabbits that neighbours had run over and gave to us because they knew we were broke. ---->>>

'A collected poems' is either a gravestone or a testimonial to survival. ---->>>

At a certain age you're always uncertain how other people will take you. ---->>>

I started writing when I was about thirteen. ---->>>

I was desperately unhappy trying to adjust to the world. ---->>>

I'm not religious in any formal sense, not in any God sense. ---->>>

I don't think I do have a soul. ---->>>

In my own mind, I was sort of a desperate kid. ---->>>


Name: Al Purdy
Nationality: Canadian
Born: 12-30, 1918
Birthplace: Wooler, Ontario
Die: 04-21, 2000
Occupation: Poet

Alfred Wellington Purdy, OC OOnt (December 30, 1918 – April 21, 2000) was a 20th-century Canadian free verse poet. Purdy's writing career spanned fifty-six years. His works include thirty-nine books of poetry; a novel; two volumes of memoirs and four books of correspondence, in addition to his posthumous works (wikipedia)