We wrote verses that condemned us, with no hope of pardon, to the most bitter solitude.
More Quotes from Salvatore Quasimodo:According to them, the poet is confined to the provinces with his mouth broken on his own syllabic trapeze.
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.
Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.
He passes from lyric to epic poetry in order to speak about the world and the torment in the world through man, rationally and emotionally. The poet then becomes a danger.
The antagonism between the poet and the politician has generally been evident in all cultures.
The poet does not fear death, not because he believes in the fantasy of heroes, but because death constantly visits his thoughts and is thus an image of a serene dialogue.
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