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The poet speaks to all men of that other life of theirs that they have smothered and forgotten.
My poems are hymns of praise to the glory of life.
Mother or Murderer, you have
given or taken life —
Now all is one!
I have never, in all my life, been so odious as to regard myself as 'superior' to any living being, human or animal. I just walked alone — as I have always walked alone.
As for the usefulness of poetry, its uses are many. It is the deification of reality. It should make our days holy to us. The poet should speak to all men, for a moment, of that other life of theirs that they have smothered and forgotten.
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