Poetry is the subject of the poem. From this the poem issues and to this returns. Between the two, between issue and return, there is an absence in reality, things as they are.
Poetry is the supreme fiction.
The poet is the priest of the invisible.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Poetry is knowledge, redemption, power, surrender. The poetic activity which is capable of changing the world is by nature a revolutionary force; as an exercise of the mind it's a method to inner liberation. Poetry reveals this world; it creates another one.
To read a poem is to hear it with your eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears.