Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Poetry and Music

I read this today and decided it was too good to keep to myself. I would undoubtedly forget it eventually anyway. And so, here it is:

"All deep things are Song. It seems somehow the very central essence of us, Song... The Greeks fabled of Sphere-Hamonies: it was the feeling they had of the inner structure of Nature; that the soul of all her voices and utterances was perfect music. Poetry, therefore, we will call musical Thought. The Poet is he who thinks in that manner... See deep enough and you see musically; the heart of Nature being everywhere music, if you can only reach it."
-- Thomas Carlyle ("The Hero as Poet")

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