THE STATE OF POETRY


Jean Dubuffet, Collage only with butterfly wings


The state of poetry
does not hold a secret to any of you.
It does not sell and has scattered,
after having been much prized.
So have pity on the poets,
for they are like the dead among the living
because of their impoverishment.

by Rifa’a Rafi’ al-Tahtawi, 19th century
Egypt Imam and Author

 

Author: urban liaisons

I like travelling through the diverse realities and cultures of this world not only as a tourist. So this may also happen by simply imaginating the hidden rivers and caves of consciousness where postmodern nomads are crossing wide endless landscapes leading to a dream of no-where. My favourite areas are deserts like the sahara or high mountains, as in these empty terrestric regions the far-away horizon and sky is no limit anymore but a possible gate to inspiration and freedom. Posts will be published normally in English, but whenever appropriate also only in my mother tongue German. Unless otherwise mentioned or individually specified (for example by naming the author, artist, etc.) all texts, photos and/or graphic illustrations in this blog are subject to © urban liaisons (which may please be respected).

4 thoughts on “THE STATE OF POETRY”

    1. I like poetical imagination very much – need to go to a poetry-slam-session therefore now – like in medieval times a competition of poets in public where the best is awarded by the audience – a little bit also like rap and normally quite funny while being not totally academic.

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