My readers at that time were still men of letters; but there had to be other people waiting to read my poems.
More Quotes from Salvatore Quasimodo:War, I have always said, forces men to change their standards, regardless of whether their country has won or lost.
From the night, his solitude, the poet finds day and starts a diary that is lethal to the inert. The dark landscape yields a dialogue.
At the point when continuity was interrupted by the first nuclear explosion, it would have been too easy to recover the formal sediment which linked us with an age of poetic decorum, of a preoccupation with poetic sounds.
We wrote verses that condemned us, with no hope of pardon, to the most bitter solitude.
An exact poetic duplication of a man is for the poet a negation of the earth, an impossibility of being, even though his greatest desire is to speak to many men, to unite with them by means of harmonious verses about the truths of the mind or of things.
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