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Ars Poetica?

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I have always aspired to a more spacious form
that would be free from the claims of poetry or prose
and would let us understand each other without exposing
the author or reader to sublime agonies.

In the very essence of poetry there is something indecent:
a thing is brought forth which we didn't know we had in us,
so we blink our eyes, as if a tiger had sprung out
and stood in the light, lashing his tail.

That's why poetry is rightly said to be dictated by a daimonion,
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Erin Cowart 04 August 2020

Agree! Poetry for me is being able to take the horrors of like and express them in a way that the horror is transmuted to a thing of beauty...life hurts a little less if you can do that.

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Peter 11 April 2018

Rightly said, and wisely too

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The purpose of poetry is to remind us how difficult it is to remain just one person, for our house is open, there are no keys in the doors, and invisible guests come in and out at will. Great work of art of poem

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Adam Jentasiewicz 04 January 2009

Czeslaw Milosz died 14 August 2004, he also translated Bible...

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Ahmad Shiddiqi 10 October 2008

excellent! a masterpiece! keep writing! could you read and comment on my poems too? thank you.

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Souren Mondal 12 February 2016

Unfortunately, he died in '04..

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