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.
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After the turbulence of death, moral principles and even religious proofs are called into question.
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.
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.
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