On poetry IV – Sobre la poesía IV

Poetry starts with the word and all its powers, one of which is its musicality (especially in lyrical poetry). Following Walter Pater, "all art tends constantly to musicality… the poet gives to the words all their power and, conversely, the failure of words – due to "lack of tuning", vagueness or ignorance – amounts to the failure of the poetry".
    On the poetry of Carles Riba (author unknown)
La poesía comienza con la palabra y todos sus poderes, uno de los cuales es la musicalidad (especialmente en la poesía lírica). Siguiendo a Walter Pater, "todo arte tiende constantemente a la musicalidad… el poeta da a las palabras todo su poder y, a la inversa, el fracaso de las palabras – debido a "falta de afinación", vaguedad o ignorancia – equivale al fraso de la poesía".
    Sobre la poesía de Carles Riba (autor desconocido)

About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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