The Secret Alchemy of Poetry – Percy Bysshe Shelley

  "Their language is vitally metaphorical; that is, it marks the before unapprehended relations of things and perpetuates their apprehension, until the words which represent them, become, through time, signs for portions or classes of thoughts instead of pictures of integral thoughts; and then if no new poets should arise to create afresh the associations … Continue reading The Secret Alchemy of Poetry – Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Edna St. Vincent Millay, “Theme and Variations, 2”

Heart, do not stain my skin With bruises; go about Your simple function. Mind, Sleep now; do not intrude; And do not spy; be kind. Sweet blindness, now begin. - Edna St. Vincent Millay, “Theme and Variations, 2”