Poetry

 

To speak of Poetry is to speak of the most subtle, the most delicate, and the most accurate instrument by which to measure Life.  Poetry is reality’s essence visioned and made manifest by one endowed with a perception acutely sensitive to sound, form, and colour, and gifted with a power to shape into rhythmic and rhymed verbal symbols the reaction to Life’s phenomena. The poet moulds that which appears evanescent and ephemeral in image and in mood into everlasting values. In this act of creation he serves eternity.  ~ from the introduction to the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke (Project Gutenberg)

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