"How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live." - Henry David Thoreau
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
All art is parody
All culture is a satire of all. Perhaps on a more profound level, R.S. Thomas says that the "nearest we approach God…is as creative beings. The poet, by echoing the primary imagination, recreates. Through his work he forces those who read him to do the same, thus bringing them... nearer to the actual being of God as displayed in action." So what is God? Just the conceived incapability to express?