Sunday, March 29, 2015

Thought for the Day

. . . All verse should have two obligations: to communicate
a precise instance and to touch us physically, 
as the presence of the sea does. . . .
~ Jorge Luis Borges

Quoted from Prologue from La rosa profunda (The Unending Rose, 1975) in Jorge Luis Borges: Selected Poems (Penguin Classics Deluxe, 2000), Edited by Alexander Coleman 

Jorge Luis Borges, 1899-1986, Argentine Poet, Short Story Writer, Essayist, Translator

Ronald Christ, "Jorge Luis Borges, The Art of Fiction No. 39", Interview, The Paris Review, Winter-Spring 1967

1 comment:

Jane said...

Always good to read a quote from the master poet, Senor Borges, to remind us lesser poets what it is we are striving for and to know when we have achieved this art form called poetry. Thank you.