we are then slowly reduced to disbelieving ourselves for the sake of those unwilling to believe in themselves. then why write? why make poetry? i ask, as in: why make love?
even when an idea seduces us without sufficient reason and threatens to expose us to serious accusation we must never, i believe, abandon it. the fact that we lack the arguments to defend ourselves is insignificant next to our obligation to track the mysterious attraction that we may one day discover was not accidental. not to mention that no one has decreed that we must defend ourselves, for anything. it’s time to reclaim this part of our writer’s flesh from servitude - to let the sun see it."
eros eros eros, odysseas elytis