Quote for Tuesday, December 2, 2014

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“Poetry…lies beyond seriousness on that more primitive and original level where the child, the animal, the savage and the seer belong, in the region of dream, enchantment, ecstasy, laughter. To understand poetry we must be capable of donning the child’s soul like a magic cloak and of forsaking man’s wisdom for the child’s.”

Playing Man (Homo Ludens), Johan Huizinga, 1938