Monday, March 30, 2015


Poets don't survive the centuries thanks to their collected works in six volumes but because of what seeps through from these books in all kinds of anthologies. Unfortunately, most of this selection process is left to people who aren't good for anything else and, on second thoughts, even can't handle this noble art.

Bart Govaert

It's true, language is a fragile instrument, which explains why so few poems, robbed from the strenghtening soundboard of a similar sense of time, are able to push through the centuries. But it can also be enormously strong; the first task for the poet is to combine the power of feeling with the word.

J. Elema

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