Wild Child


I’m writing a poem right now about a nose. I’ve always wanted to write a poem about a nose. But it’s a ludicrous subject. That’s why, when I was younger, I was afraid of [writing] something that didn’t make a lot of sense. But now I’m not. I have nothing to worry about. It doesn’t matter.

Maurice Sendak (1928-2012)

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Where the Wild Things Are illustrations © Maurice Sendak, copyright renewed 1991
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