on poetry

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DANIIL KHARMS ~ ON POETRY

“One must write poetry in such as way that if one threw the poem in a window, the pane would break.” ― Daniil Kharms (1905-1942) Daniil Ivanovich Yuvachev(Даниил Иванович Юёв) was born in St. Petersburg, into the family of Ivan Yuvachev, a well known member of the revolutionary group, The People’s Will. By this time the elder Yuvachev had already been imprisoned for his involvement in subversive acts against the tsar Alexander III and had become a religious philosopher, acquaintance of Anton Chekhov during the latter’s trip to Sakhalin....

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PLATO ~ ON BEING A POET

‘Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” Plato The image is from a classical sculpture of Plato found on Crete.

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JORGE LUIS BORGES ~ ON POETRY

Poetry remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art. Jorge Luis Borges

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