writings

Poetica*

To live out the poetry of life - this against its art.  The discrepancy between the life of art and its promise is in fact the most extraordinary for my own experience.  Coming at once to the actual poetry, the life of poetry - "I cannot say in a thousand words what I can with a few notes."  This deep movement or stirring of the soul is in a sense what I recognize as poetry itself.  And to live with poetry - a life in poetry is only this closeness, a proximity.  But I also believe that within this, taking part is its own life, and that poetry lives in experience.

 

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