afterword from Flaques de verre

Among those things that are considered worthless and useless, poetry is quite certainly one of the most impressive. How explain that it is the very seam that man dreams of mining during the first stirrings of his impetuous youth? While on the other hand how...

a poet’s true calling

A poet cannot consent to sacrifice or enslave poetry to any subject or social phenomena whatsoever, without failing in his true calling. His task is to reveal that part of each thing which leads back to poetry.