The poet writes in order to discover, understand, develop and create himself, and make palpable the malaise or joy bubbling deep within him. No matter if upon confronting the work he discovers that he has been deceived! What he loves, what he hates, what touches and moves him, produce in him a catalyzing effect so that all the deposits that have accumulated will, at a given moment, change into a single whole, which will become a poem when a new shock stimulates his creativity. Thus, instead of being the imitation of an external fact, the subject will emerge directly from the poet himself. The poet seeks a sense of unity of his total being with all that is foreign, but sympathetic to him in the universe.
(Le Journal des Poêtes, 1932)