„A word or a phrase or a line is not a poem. A poem is the exploration and shaping of an experience. A real poem demands intelligence, imagination, passion, understanding, experience and not least a knowledge of the craft.“

A Proper Gentleman, 1977

Vernon Scannell Foto
Vernon Scannell33
British boxer and poet 1922 - 2007

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Novalis Foto

„The poem of the understanding is philosophy.“

—  Novalis German poet and writer 1772 - 1801

“Logological Fragments,” Philosophical Writings, M. Stolijar, trans. (Albany: 1997) #24

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„What is a poem but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding? It is the deepest part of autobiography.“

—  Robert Penn Warren American poet, novelist, and literary critic 1905 - 1989

"Poetry Is a Kind of Unconscious Autobiography" in The New York Times (12 May 1985)

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Kenzaburō Ōe Foto

„The readers can not expect that words will ever come out of these poems and get through to us. One can never understand or feel sympathetic towards these Zen poems except by giving oneself up and willingly penetrating into the closed shells of those words.“

—  Kenzaburō Ōe Japanese author 1935

Japan, The Ambiguous, and Myself (1994)
Contexto: Under that title Kawabata talked about a unique kind of mysticism which is found not only in Japanese thought but also more widely Oriental thought. By 'unique' I mean here a tendency towards Zen Buddhism. Even as a twentieth-century writer Kawabata depicts his state of mind in terms of the poems written by medieval Zen monks. Most of these poems are concerned with the linguistic impossibility of telling truth. According to such poems words are confined within their closed shells. The readers can not expect that words will ever come out of these poems and get through to us. One can never understand or feel sympathetic towards these Zen poems except by giving oneself up and willingly penetrating into the closed shells of those words.

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Seamus Heaney Foto

„Special qualities are required of the essayist. A poem or a novel may spring from the inner consciousness of an author.. reasoning poers must be brought to reinforce imagination.“

—  Flora Thompson English author and poet 1876 - 1947

The Catholic Fireside Articles November 1924 Gillian Lindsay - The Story of the Lark Rise Writer 1990 ISBN 9781873855539
Literary Observations

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„When you write a poem, you discover that the very necessity of fitting your meaning into such and such a form requires you to search in your imagination for new meanings.“

—  Rollo May US psychiatrist 1909 - 1994

Fuente: The Courage to Create (1975), Ch. 6 : On the Limits of Creativity, p. 119
Contexto: When you write a poem, you discover that the very necessity of fitting your meaning into such and such a form requires you to search in your imagination for new meanings. You reject certain ways of saying it; you select others, always trying to form the poem again. In your forming, you arrive at new and more profound meanings than you had even dreamed of. Form is not a mere lopping off of meaning that you don't have room to put into your poem; it is an aid to finding new meaning, a stimulus to condensing your meaning, to simplifying and purifying it, and to discovering on a more universal dimension the essence you wish to express.

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„Many people say that I don't know how to draw because I don't draw particular forms. When will they understand that execution, drawing and color (in other words, style) must be in harmony with the poem?“

—  Paul Gauguin French Post-Impressionist artist 1848 - 1903

in a letter to Charles Morice (July 1901), from French Paintings and Painters from the Fourteenth Century to Post-Impressionism, ed. Gerd Muesham [Frederick Ungar, 1970, ISBN 0-8044-6521-5], p. 551
1890s - 1910s

Halldór Laxness Foto

„(In my sleep I dreamed this poem)

Someone I loved once gave me
a box full of darkness.

It took me years to understand
that this, too, was a gift.“

—  Mary Oliver American writer 1935 - 2019

Variante: Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.
Fuente: Thirst

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„His intelligence and his imagination will use the teachings of the theologians to express in words what he experiences, and in material images what he sees spiritually.“

—  Henri Bergson, libro The Two Sources of Morality and Religion

Fuente: The Two Sources of Morality and Religion (1932), Chapter III : Dynamic Religion
Contexto: Religion is to mysticism what popularization is to science. What the mystic finds waiting for him, then, is a humanity which has been prepared to listen to his message by other mystics invisible and present in the religion which is actually taught. Indeed his mysticism itself is imbued with this religion, for such was its starting point. His theology will generally conform to that of the theologians. His intelligence and his imagination will use the teachings of the theologians to express in words what he experiences, and in material images what he sees spiritually. And this he can do easily, since theology has tapped that very current whose source is the mystical. Thus his mysticism is served by religion, against the day when religion becomes enriched by his mysticism. This explains the primary mission which he feels to be entrusted to him, that of an intensifier of religious faith.

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„Your nervous system cannot tell the difference between an imagined experience and a ‘real’ experience.“

—  Maxwell Maltz Plastic surgeon, self-help author 1889 - 1975

Fuente: Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life

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