Truly fine poetry must be read aloud. A good poem does not allow itself to be read in a low voice or silently. If we can read it silently, it is not a valid poem: a poem demands pronunciation. Poetry always remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art. It… Continue reading Jorge Luis Borges
Last night, as I was sleeping, I dreamt—marvellous error!— that a spring was breaking out in my heart. — Antonio Machado, from “Last Night as I Was Sleeping,” Times Alone: Selected Poems (Wesleyan University Press, 1983)
There is something divine in mindless beauty. ― Albert Camus, A Happy Death. (Penguin Books, Limited (UK) February 28, 2002) Originally published 1971.