Saturday 3 May 2014

words and things

'All myth is an enriched pattern,
a two-faced proposition,
allowing its operator to say one thing and mean another, to lead a double life.
Hence the notion found early in ancient thought that all poets are liars.
And from the true lies of poetry
trickled out a question.

What really connects words and things?'

Anne Carson, The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos