Even a polemic has some justification if one considers that my own first poetic experiments began during a dictatorship and mark the origin of the Hermetic movement.
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The antagonism between the poet and the politician has generally been evident in all cultures.
A poet clings to his own tradition and avoids internationalism.
My readers at that time were still men of letters; but there had to be other people waiting to read my poems.
According to them, the poet is confined to the provinces with his mouth broken on his own syllabic trapeze.
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