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Anxious gatekeeping

Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Thursday, August 3, 2017

 Words create a mental image in the mind. The words are real but the images fake. Why then do we call these words imitations of reality?

2 comments:

el curioso impertinente said...

This is just the conundrum of the referentiality of language. Words are, and at the same time gesture to something else.

Otherwise, all poetry becomes dada noises.

Jonathan said...

It is just that but it is puzzling all the same