Monday, December 07, 2015

Mystery of Grace and Poetry

``I think you are asking me these questions because of some hard things that have happened, the things you won't talk about . If you did tell me about them, I could probably say not more than that life is a very deep mystery, and that finally the grace of God is all that can resolve it. And the grace of God is also a very deep mystery.'' --- p.31, Lila, Marylyn Robinson

 "One actually thinks in poetry. It's a form of thought, not a form of expression, because a form of expression means you have something separate from what's being expressed." ---Margaret Atwood

 “Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood” T.S Eliot

 "Naturally, if what I say has truth in it, this will already have been dealt with by the world's poets, but the flashes of insight that come in poetry cannot absolve us from our painful task of getting step by step away from ignorance torvards our goal." Fear of Breakdown, D.W.Winnicott

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