Sunday, May 29, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Quote: Gaston Bachelard

"The reality of love is mutilated when it is detached from all its unrealness"

Gaston Bachelard The Poetics of Reverie

Friday, September 11, 2015

Quote: Hans Loewald

" ... analysts all too frequently fall into the error of regarding fantasy as being opposed to reality, as something to be eventually discarded or relegated to a psychic enclave.  But fantasy is unreal only insofar as its communication with present actuality is inhibited or severed.  To that extent, however, present actuality is unreal too.  Perhaps a better word than 'unreal' is 'meaningless'"

from 'Psychoanalysis as an Art' in Papers on Psychoanalysis (1980)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Quote: Eileen Myles

"Rumi had someone following him around all day long, while he spoke the poem.  He was simply in it.  I was in it too. The room was the poem, the day I was in.  Oh Christ.  What writes my poem is a second ring, inner or outer.  Poetry is just the performance of it.  These little things, whether I write them or not.  That's the score.  The thing of great value is you.  Where you are, glowing and fading, while you live."

from Inferno: (A Poet's Novel) 2010