Valery on Poetry

Just finished Paul Valery’s The Art of Poetry (finally!). And these are the three things that remained in me after closing that 345-page book:

1. Poetry as sound and sense.
2. Poetry is to dancing as prose is to walking.
3. Poets work on their art.

Did anyone know that Paul Valery’s full name is Ambroise Paul Toussaint Jules Valery? Wala lang.

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