Poets Do Not Create, But Discover

I have benefited from reading Daniel Taylor on Story, Imagination, and Faith. I just discovered his blog, which is great. And the following gem from thsi wonderful, short post.

“Czeslaw Milosz, the Christian Polish poet and Nobel Prize winner, called the poet ‘the secretary of invisible things.’ Unlike Romantic theories of creation, he said the poet did not create things so much as discover things. The poet is a prober of reality, not its maker. And many of the most important things cannot be seen or touched.”

Read the rest here.

Picture lifted from Dan’s site.


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