on poetry

October 20, 2015

Arthur Rimbaud“I began it as an investigation. I turned silences and nights into words. What was unutterable, I wrote down. I made the whirling world stand still.”
Arthur Rimbaud
(October 20, 1854 – November 10, 1891)
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Portrait of Rimbaud by Étienne Carjat
Quote from “Alchemy of the Word”

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One Response to “on poetry”


  1. So true! For many, writing is a sort of salvation from ordinary world.


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