Tuesday, May 22, 2012

quote unquote

Our lives are slovenly, imitative. We live, as Lawrence said, like the illustrated covers of magazines.  Comfort is our aim, and dissatisfaction is all we achieve.  The aim of haiku is to live twenty four hours a day, that is, to put meaning into every moment, a meaning that may be intense or diffuse, but never ceases.

--r.h. blyth

this quote reminds me of rimbaud's 'we have faith in the poison.  we know how to give our whole lives every day'.

which i've always thought to mean that we have only this one life, so live it!

the quote is taken from this wonderful essay on r.h. blyth and the art of haiku.


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