Voyages from I to Thou.

Location: Skellig Michel, Ireland

Monday, December 27, 2004

How shall I write of you?

The poet knows that he speaks adequately then only when he speaks somewhat wildly, or “with the flower of the mind;” not with the intellect used as an organ, but with the intellect released from all service and suffered to take its direction from celestial life; or as the ancients were wont to express themselves, not with the intellect alone but with the intellect inebriated by nectar.

-- Emerson, “The Poet”


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