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Julio Cortázar

“Thirsty for being, the poet ceaselessly reaches out to reality, seeking with the indefatigable harpoon of the poem a reality that is always better hidden, more re(g)al. The poem’s power is as an instrument of possession but at the same time, ineffably, it expresses the desire for possession, like a net that fishes by itself, a hook that is also the desire of the fish. To be a poet is to desire and, at the same time, to obtain, in the exact shape of the desire.”


Julio Cortázar, Around the Day in Eighty Worlds
tags: poetry, poets
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Around the Day in Eighty Worlds Around the Day in Eighty Worlds by Julio Cortázar
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