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A vast similitude interlocks all poetics of vast similitude.
The thesis is poetic and precise: consciousness is disequilibrium.
The aspiration to be one-self is driven by incoherence and measured by impossibility.
All poetry and progressivism, idealism and dialectics presuppose this lack of identity.
Your death is that prosaic occurrence which is guaranteed to take your breath, heart, and mind away—hence the poetic association with love.
Musical and athletic genius for the young; philosophical and poetic genius for the old.
Only an artist who seriously believes that poetry is thought will have the conviction required to close with “so in conclusion…”
Yet our prosaic selves remain constitutively open to the poetry of the world.
More than our taste for a genre or even our recognition of quality, our taste for company and even our identification with an artist accounts for the art we like.
Some believe this signals that some poems are divinely inspired. I say that words can know what writers do not.