The end of art is peace.
But that citizen’s perception was also at one with the truth in recognizing that the very brutality of the means by which the IRA were pursuing change was destructive of the trust upon which new possibilities would have to be based.
Even if the last move did not succeed, the inner command says move again.
I’m not personally obsessed with death. At a certain age, the light that you live in is inhabited by the shades – it ’tis.
I’ve nothing against the Queen personally. I had lunch at the Palace once upon a time.
Without needing to be theoretically instructed, consciousness quickly realizes that it is the site of variously contending discourses.
I’ve said it before about the Nobel Prize: it’s like being struck by a more or less benign avalanche. It was unexpected, unlooked for, and extraordinary.
I spend almost every morning with mail.
The gift of writing is to be self-forgetful, to get a surge of inner life or inner supply or unexpected sense of empowerment, to be afloat, to be out of yourself.
In fact, in lyric poetry, truthfulness becomes recognizable as a ring of truth within the medium itself.