Thursday, 13 June 2013

The Poet's Eye.


The poet’s eye, in fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to Earth, from Earth to heaven.
And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.
Such tricks hath strong imagination,

-          William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

A poet's work is to reduce his universe to human terms.