Poetry – the essence of language


 
Poetry must be understood as the essence of language… every word is a symbolic treasury of virtually limitless implications… Poets should be the keepers of the symbolic richness of words… the poet analogically creates by manifesting the eidos, the spiritual "meaning" within the domain of substance and through meter… the form is as if absorbed by the essence through the number, the meter.
 
Rhythm must be understood as the expression of Unity within multiplicity; it is the very "vibration" of the One.
 
Poetry must suggest the very ineffability  of the object that it atempts to convey: it is a form of the Formless [A finite image of Infinity: This is the nature of all poetry… quoting F. Schuon].
 
    Patrick Laude – On the Foundations and Norms of Poetry; Sophia, Winter of 1996
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          (mañana en español, o castellano)

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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