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Saturday, August 27, 2022

'Loving With The Mind'


“To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind.” – Theophile Gautier


Born on Aug. 30, 1811 Pierre Jules Théophile Gautier was a French poet, dramatist, novelist and journalist, who excelled as an art critic.  Gautier spent the majority of his career at La Presse and was strongly committed to the idea that the critic should have the ability to describe the art so that the reader might "see" the piece through his description.   And, he wrote poetry.  “I like to think that art and poetry are intertwined,” he said.  “The word poet literally means maker: anything which is not well made doesn't exist.”   For Saturday’s Poem here are lines from,


Unknown Shores

I may not ask again:
where would you like to go?

Have you a star; she says,
O any faithful sun
Where love does not eclipse?

Ah child, if that star shines;
it is in chartless skies,
I do not know of such!

But come, where will you go?



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