Wednesday, May 10, 2006

A Good Poem!

Lembrei-me onde li sobre o facto de um poema ter de ser lido em voz alta.
I just remember from were I read that a good poem must be read out loud.
Truly fine poetry must be read aloud. A good poem does not allow itself to be read in a low voice or silently. If we can read it silently, it is not a valid poem: a poem demands pronunciation. Poetry always remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art. It remembers that it was first song.
Jorge Luis Borges
-- Lecture entitled "The Divine Comedy," 1977

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