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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Letter from Anton Chekhov To His Brother Nikolay – conditions cultured people must satisfy

Letter from Anton Chekhov To His Brother Nikolay Translated by Constance Garnett: MOSCOW, 1886. … You have often complained to me that people “don’t understand you”! Goethe and Newton did not complain of that…. Only Christ complained of it, but He was speaking of His doctrine and not of Himself…. People understand you perfectly well. … Continue reading Letter from Anton Chekhov To His Brother Nikolay – conditions cultured people must satisfy