an artists' view

an artists' view

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

'Creativity' 2: Seamus Heaney

Following up the article from the Observer magazine, about psychoanalysts and creativity, here is a quote from Seamus Heaney which was part of his Nobel Prize acceptance speech.
Referring to poetry, the words are applicable to any art.

Heaney said poetry has.....

"that power to persuade the vulnerable part of our consciousness of its rightness in spite of wrongness all around it, the power to remind us that we are hunter gatherers of values, that our very solitudes and distresses are credible."

I love his words. They are so resonant.

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