Thursday, April 21, 2005


What I'll try to do here

You may recognize the name of this weblog, "A Burning Patience," as a phrase from Arthur Rimbaud's A Season in Hell. In the later part of the twentieth century, the phrase rose to prominence among people interested in poetry when Pablo Neruda, in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, quoted the passage from Rimbaud: "And, in the dawn, armed with a burning patience, we shall enter the splendid cities." (Neruda gave his speech in Spanish; he quoted Rimbaud in the original French. )

In this weblog I'll attempt to talk about poetry and related things.

Interesting that you chose that phrase, I would have chose "splendid cities."
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