1. 10

    The world was made in order to result in a beautiful book.

    9
  2. 9

    All thoughts emit a throw of dice

    9
  3. 8

    The pure work implies the disappearance of the poet as speaker, who hands over to the words.

    9
  4. 7

    You don't make a poem with ideas, but with words.

    10
  5. 6

    The poetic act consists of suddenly seeing that an idea splits up into a number of equal motifs and of grouping them; they rhyme.

    12
  6. 5

    Poets don't finish poems, they abandon them.

    15
  7. 4

    It is the job of poetry to clean up our word-clogged reality by creating silences around things.

    18
  8. 3

    A throw of the dice will never abolish chance.

    20
  9. 2

    Every soul is a melody which needs renewing.

    21
  10. 1

    Dreams have as much influence as actions.

    51
  11. Last Update: 1 October 2022

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