But why? – Terence Davies – vengodalmare

Everyone sang
Everyone suddenly burst out singing;
And I was filled with such delight
As prisoned birds must find in freedom,
Winging wildly across the white
Orchards and dark-green fields; on – on – and out of sight.
Everyone’s voice was suddenly lifted;
And beauty came like the setting sun:
My heart was shaken with tears; and horror
Drifted away … O, but Everyone
Was a bird; and the song was wordless; the singing will never be done.

Siegfried Sassoon
in Poetry Foundation

Source: But why? – Terence Davies – vengodalmare

  1. ” Emil Cioran, who wrote, “Miles away from poetry, we still participate in it by that sudden need to scream—the last stage of lyricism.”
    https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2022/06/14/in-occupied-cities-time-doesnt-exist-conversations-with-bucha-writers/

  2. Beholden for this quotation from Cioran, one of humanity’s best, like you. & for the PR article-testimony.

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