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.
More Quotes from Salvatore Quasimodo:The poet's other readers are the ancient poets, who look upon the freshly written pages from an incorruptible distance. Their poetic forms are permanent, and it is difficult to create new forms which can approach them.
A poet clings to his own tradition and avoids internationalism.
Religious power, which, as I have already said, frequently identifies itself with political power, has always been a protagonist of this bitter struggle, even when it seemingly was neutral.
The antagonism between the poet and the politician has generally been evident in all cultures.
Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.
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