the Poet and the Word

The relation between the poet and the word is uncertain. Does the poet search for the word or does the word await the poet? Poetry is not a poet saying a word, but a word looking at the poet, letting appear what it conceals without becoming “itself” apparent. The word stares at the poet from a place which the poet cannot catch sight of. Poetizing is saying this obscurity; the obscurity of being-looked-at by that which has no place, by an absent word whose place is departure, withdrawal, and disappearance.  

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