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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on reverie, dream, poet, and poetry

In living off all the reflecting light furnished by poets, the I which dreams the reverie reveals itself not as poet but as poetizing I.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 22

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on poetry, reading, idea, image, discover, book, and memory

Whoever lives for poetry must read everything. How often has the light of a new idea sprung for me from a simple brochure! When one allows himself to be animated by new images, he discovers iridescence in the images of old books. Poetic ages unite in a living memory. The new age awakens the old. The old age comes to live again in the new. Poetry is never as unified as when it diversifies.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 25

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on love, expression, poetry, and dream

Love is never finished expressing itself, and it expresses itself better the more poetically it is dreamed.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 8

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on dream, reverie, communicate, writing, emotion, love, soul, and poetry

In contrast to a dream a reverie cannot be recounted. To be communicated, it must be written, written with emotion and taste, being relived all the more strongly because it is being written down. Here, we are touching the realm of written love. It is going out of fashion, but the benefits remain. There are still souls for whom love is the contact of two poetries, the fusion of two reveries.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 7

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on reverie, poetry, consciousness, writing, and composition

The reverie we intend to study is poetic reverie. This is a reverie which poetry puts on the right track, the track an expanding consciousness follows. This reverie is written, or, at least, promises to be written. It is already facing the great universe of the blank page. Then images begin to compose and fall into place.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 6

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on senses, harmony, reverie, poetry, and consciousness

All the senses awaken and fall into harmony in poetic reverie. Poetic reverie listens to this polyphony of the senses, and the poetic consciousness must record it.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 6

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on poetry and thinking

One doesn't read poetry while thinking of other things.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 4

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on intention, poetry, imagination, soul, and consciousness

It is through the intentionality of poetic imagination that the poet's soul discovers the opening of consciousness common to all true poetry.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 5

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke on love and poetry

No, we don't accomplish our love in a single year
as the flowers do; an immemorial sap
flows up through our arms when we love. Dear girl,
this: that we loved, inside us, not One who would someday appear, but
seething multitudes; not just a single child,
but also the fathers lying in our depths
like fallen mountains; also the dried-up riverbeds
of ancient mothers-;also the whole
soundless landscape under the clouded or clear
sky of its destiny -; all this, my dear, preceded you.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

Source: The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke

Contributed by: Kiera

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