2 GREAT QUOTES ABOUT POETRY…

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“ALL POEMS ARE OCCASIONAL, THE PRODUCTS OF CIRCUMSTANCE.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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“EVERY POEM IS A RESPONSE TO AN EXTERIOR OR INTERIOR STIMULUS.  THE CIRCUMSTANCE IS THAT WHICH SURROUNDS US AND WHICH, WHETHER AS OBSTACLE OR SPUR, IS THE ORIGIN OF THE POEM, THE ACCIDENT THAT PROVOKES ITS APPEARANCE.  BUT THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE NEITHER EXPLANATIONS NOR SUBSTITUTES FOR THE POEMS, THEY ARE AUTONOMOUS REALITIES.  POEMS ARE BORN FROM A CIRCUMSTANCE AND YET, AS SOON AS THEY ARE BORN, THEY FREE THEMSELVES AND TAKE ON A LIFE OF THEIR OWN.”

Octavio Paz

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Truer words have never been spoken…..THB3

 

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