Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Poet

"What is a Poet?… He is a man speaking to men; a man, it is true, endowed with more lively sensibility, more enthusiasm and tenderness, who has a greater knowledge of human nature, and a more comprehensive soul, than are supposed to be common among mankind" 


We can see, we can smell, we can taste, we can hear, we can feel, we can touch beauty, but when we do, when the image is imprinted in our minds, when the light is reflected into our hearts, when the sensation is recorded by our limbic, when the pleasure touches our soul, when the smell triggers our feelings, when the sounds keep us awake at night, when the taste is all we can dream about, beauty becomes an obsession, an addiction we pray to consume and to let it consume us.