Campion on Poetry

A poem (or a painting) needs understanding through the senses. The point of diving in a lake is not immediately to swim to the shore; it’s to be in the lake, to luxuriate in the sensation of water. You do not work the lake out. It is an experience beyond thought. Poetry soothes and emboldens the soul to accept mystery.

– from Jane Campion’s film about Fanny Brawne and poet John Keats

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  1. Jordan said,

    July 23, 2010 @ 12:44 am

    This is a beautiful quote. and I adored that movie.

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