From the night, his solitude, the poet finds day and starts a diary that is lethal to the inert. The dark landscape yields a dialogue.
The Resistance is a moral certainty, not a poetic one. The true poet never uses words in order to punish someone. His judgment belongs to a creative order; it is not formulated as a prophetic scripture.
We wrote verses that condemned us, with no hope of pardon, to the most bitter solitude.
Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.
He passes from lyric to epic poetry in order to speak about the world and the torment in the world through man, rationally and emotionally. The poet then becomes a danger.
In opposition to this detachment, he finds an image of man which contains within itself man's dreams, man's illness, man's redemption from the misery of poverty - poverty which can no longer be for him a sign of the acceptance of life.
The poet does not fear death, not because he believes in the fantasy of heroes, but because death constantly visits his thoughts and is thus an image of a serene dialogue.
The antagonism between the poet and the politician has generally been evident in all cultures.
Poetry is also the physical self of the poet, and it is impossible to separate the poet from his poetry.
A poet clings to his own tradition and avoids internationalism.
After the turbulence of death, moral principles and even religious proofs are called into question.
The poet's spoken discourse often depends on a mystique, on the spiritual freedom that finds itself enslaved on earth.
The writer of stories or of novels settles on men and imitates them; he exhausts the possibilities of his characters.
War, I have always said, forces men to change their standards, regardless of whether their country has won or lost.
As the poet has expected, the alarms now are sounded, for - and it must be said again - the birth of a poet is always a threat to the existing cultural order, because he attempts to break through the circle of literary castes to reach the center.
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