I publish my work at this site —linaru.com— once or twice monthly in order to cross the boundaries between the pictorial, the acoustic, and the linguistic. I publish on this website because I want to be able to share a continual poetic experience with you. Poetry flourishes within as a way of being that results, through an impulse or a well thought expression, in the poetic act. These artistic compositions might follow some rules of post-modernity such as favouring the concrete over the abstract. Nonetheless, let’s remember Rainer Maria Rilke’s words on his Letters to a Young Poet:
I can’t give you any advice but this: to go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows; at its source you will find the answer to, the question of whether you must create. Accept that answer, just as it is given to you, without trying to interpret it. Perhaps you will discover that you are called to be an artist. Then take that destiny upon yourself, and bear it, its burden and its greatness, without ever asking what reward might come from outside. For the creator must be a world for himself and must find everything in himself and in Nature, to whom his whole life is devoted. … What else can I tell you? It seems to me that everything has its proper emphasis; and finally I want to add just one more bit of advice: to keep growing, silently and earnestly, through your whole development; you couldn’t disturb it any more violently than by looking outside and waiting for outside answers to questions that only your innermost feeling, in your quietest hour, can perhaps answer.1
With this on advice on mind, I shall seek for new venues of expression which shall be posted here in the future. Till then.
- http://www.carrothers.com/rilke1.htm ↩
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