The music is the shining path over which the poet travels to bring his song to the world.
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that rare phenomenon of an artist's personality becoming wholly merged with a poetic figure and of a transitory theatrical event being turned into an unforgettable experience.
Whenever I attempted to sing of love, it turned to pain. And again, when I tried to sing of pain, it turned to love. Thus were love and pain divided in me.
Do not become paralyzed and enchained by the set patterns which have been woven of old. No, build from your own youthful feeling, your own groping thought and your own flowering perception . . .
You have always given me more than I gave to you. You were the wings on which I soared.
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All great truths begin as blasphemies.
George Bernard Shaw
I was obsessed with religious questions, the basics: Why are we here? Why is the world so beautiful?
I can't understand these chaps who go round American universities explaining how they write poems: It's like going round explaining how you sleep with your wife.