“A poem is a place where the conditions of beyondness and withinness are made palpable, where to imagine is to feel what it is to be. It allows us to have the life we are denied because we are too busy living. Even more paradoxically, poetry permits us to live in ourselves as if we were just out of reach of ourselves.”
– Mark Strand
I love ‘where to imagine is to feel what it is to be’.
Mmmm. Oh, this. A delight to consider. I love coming here for inspiration. xxoo
As do I. I don’t know how you find all this marvellous stuff and do your own…