Sunday, 17 June 2007

The Seduction of the Infinite

"Poetry describes, enacts, is compelled by those moments of supreme passion, insight, or knowledge that are physical yet intuitive, that render us whole, inspired. Among verbal events - which by their nature move horizontally through time, along the lines of cause and effect - poetry tends to leap, to try to move more vertically: astonishment, rapture, vertigo - the seduction of the infinite and the abyss - what so much of it is after."
~Jorie Graham

1 comment:

Bandersnatchi said...

I like this quote - that line you selected: "the seduction of the infinite.." invites further investigation and discussion, I think.
I am fascinated by the apparent infinitude of space, of very large numbers, of the breadth of the imagination.
What appeals to you about it?