An artist is a sort of emotional or spiritual historian [whose] role is to make you realize the doom and glory of knowing who you are and what you are - James Baldwin
Reading: Hypocrite Women by Denise Levertov
Denise Levertov (1923-1997) was a prolific British-born American writer who never received formal education. Influences are among others the Blue Mountain school, William Carlos Williams, Rilke. She was a very serious social activist who at times seemed arrogant to her readers. Here is a poem that is prettily vulgar: Hypocrite women Hypocrite women, how seldom ...
Te veel herinneringen
Het is mij de afgelopen donkere periode bewust geworden dat ik teveel herinneringen heb. Nu geloof ik niet dat ons geheugen een spoelbak met een vlotter is, die niet boven de maximummarkering kan worden gevuld zonder dat er lekkages optreden. In theorie, zo spreken hersenwetenschappers plechtig, kunnen we oneindig veel herinneringen 'opslaan' in onze grijze ...