Sala Bilingüe / Carl Sandburg 

TEN DEFINITIONS OF POETRY

por Carl Sandburg

1.
POETRY is a projection across silence of cadences arranged to break that silence with definite intentions of echoes, syllables, wave lengths.




2.
Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly the air.

3.
Poetry is a series of explanations of life, fadding off into horizons too swift for explanations.


4.
Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable.


5.
Poetry is a theorem of a yellow-silk handkerchief knotted with riddles, sealed in a balloon tied to the tail of a kite flying in a white wind against a blue sky in spring.


6.
Poetry is the silence and speech between a wet struggling root of a flower and a sunlit blossom of that flower.

7.
Poetry is the harnessing of the paradox of earth cradling life and then entombing it.

8.
Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away.


9.
Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.

10.
Poetry is the opening and closening of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during a moment.

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