Don’t Scorn It
“Don't scorn your life just because it's not dramatic, or it's impoverished, or it looks dull, or it's workaday. Don't scorn it. It is where poetry is taking place if you've got the sensitivity to see it, if your eyes are open.”
—Philip Levine (1928-2015), Pulitzer Prize-winning "poet of grit" for his poems about the working class.