True poetry

Awakens a reminiscence of paradise

October 22nd 2023

For many people, even very cultured ones, poetry is but a string of vague, bizarre, disjointed expressions or images that do not correspond to the symbolic language of nature. As these people lack criteria and also tend to dwell in these hazy regions, they are dazzled and sink even deeper into these regions. True poetry is the Word, the divine Word in which all the elements are linked together by secret correspondences. True poetry awakens in humans the sense that they have already lived a divine life on high, and sets their most spiritual chords vibrating. So, if a poem does not stir this kind of emotion in you, if it does not awaken in you any reminiscence of Paradise, if it merely offers you a few vague, mild sensations, you can be sure that it is not true poetry.*

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