Sunday, May 29, 2011

Thought for the Day

Poetry is a dream dreamed in the presence of reason.*
~ Tommasso Ceva


* Edward Hirsch references this dictim in his How to Read a Poem: And Fall in Love with Poetry (this book can be found at GoogleBooks).

Tommaso Ceva (1648-1737), Jesuit Mathematician and Poet

Harvard Diary on Iesus Puer by Tommaso Ceva at Italica


Louise Gallagher said...

I love dreams dreamed in the presence of reason!

Nice one Maureen.

Kathleen Overby said...

iLike. This looks like a book for my bookshelf. Thanks.

nance marie said...

hummmm.... i like this quote.

off to the winery to gofer lunch. the pouring kids will need some food pretty soon.

Ruth said...

I'll contemplate this mind-heart quote while I go clean the porch . . .

S. Etole said...

I like it, too, although I'm not altogether sure I understand it!