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COLLECTIONSPublished articles, Poetry
TITLEShedding Light in the Hearts: Reflections on Poetry
AUTHOR 1Julio Savi
DATE_THIS2001
VOLUME11:1-2
TITLE_PARENTJournal of Bahá'í Studies
PAGE_RANGE1-21
PUB_THISAssociation for Bahá'í Studies North America
CITY_THISOttawa
ABSTRACTLimitations and merits of poetry as an emotional stimulus, as truth, and as a privileged form of linguistic expression, and its purpose as a spiritual conception of the nature of reality.
NOTES Mirrored with permission from journal.bahaistudies.ca/online/article/view/118.
TAGSArts; Poetry
 
CONTENT
About: Starting from a statement by Giuseppe Ungaretti, poetry is examined as an emotional stimulus, as truth, and as a privileged form of linguistic expression. Each aspect is explored in its limitations and merits, in the light of quotations from contemporary Italian poets and the Bahá’í writings, it is suggested that as poets increasingly surpass these limitations and develop these merits within the framework of a spiritual conception of the nature of reality, they may overcome the present crisis in the relations between poetry and society arid better pursue, in the full freedom of their inspiration, their ultimate purpose, which is to help their fellows to “attain the station of true understanding and nobility.”
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LANG THISEnglish
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