"...This is the way I proceed in poetry. I have the need to say something very precise, but I don’t need to say it in a precise way. And I trust that whatever I want to say will come through. That I don’t need to be sequential. I don’t even need to be clear. I have to be clear in my intentions, not in my words..”

(1986, The Non-Worldly World: A Conversation with Etel Adnan. Poetry Flash)