Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Henri Michaux

"Go as long as possible, all the way to the end of your defeats, to the point of feeling disgust. Then, when the magic leaves, the residue--there ought to be some--will stop overwhelming you. That's how to get through, if you want to get through. If it really matters to you. Saturation. Before that, you can't do anything definitive, either in contemplation or criticism. Afterward, almost no problem."

Henri Michaux from Tent Posts (italics are Michaux's)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love Michaux,wish I could read his poems in original French.

4:36 PM  

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