Poets as Scouts for Humanity

“Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. ”

–Shelley

Audre Lourde on Shelley’s quote:

“Poetry forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change, first made into language, then into idea, then into more tangible action… The farthest horizons of our hopes and fears are cobbled by our poems, carved from the rock experiences of our daily lives.”

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