this is why poetry is levity. the full quote that, more or less, spawned this beautiful manchildfreak:
“A poet makes himself a visionary through a long, boundless, and systematized disorganization of all the senses. All forms of love, of suffering, of madness; he searches himself, he exhausts within himself all poisons, and preserves their quintessences. Unspeakable torment, where he will need the greatest faith, a superhuman strength, where he becomes all men the great invalid, the great criminal, the great accursed—and the supreme scientist! For he attains the unknown!” —Arthur Rimbaud
for the poet dong makab: pen and ink remix (circa 2011)
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