Saturday, September 21, 2013
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE (6)
There is nothing more precious in the world than the poetic spirit, and a sense of chivalry.
The common herd are lovers, poets are idolaters.
They tell of poets who all their lives fixed their eyes upon on beloved image. I believe indeed (but I am biased) that fidelity is one of the signs of genius.
Our neighbours say: Shakespeare and Goethe!. We can respond: Victor Hugo and Théophile Gautier!
Only three beings deserve our respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create.
The absolute drug, is Poetry.
Frozen Poets - Sculptures, graves and other traces of poets
Dutch poetry in Indonesian language, translated by Siti Wahyuningsih and Albert Hagenaars
Critical reviews on modern Dutch poetry