Seven Arguments in Defence of Poetry: Resisting the Madding Noise

Diogenes 53 (1):117-121 (2006)

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Poetry is essentially connected with silence and may be thought of in that sense as a sort of resistance against the din of the present or rebellion against the commonplace. Alert for the primal sound that travels across cultures, it attempts to express the inexpressible. For poetry is the interplay of possibilities. In treating possibilities lightly, it encourages human beings to inhabit their world differently
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