Songlines

 

At its clearest Poetry is the Song of Humanity, offering examples of language in a mode of revelation. It operates across borders of Unsayability, mediating between the unformulated awareness of pure feeling (Divine Consciousness) and the conceptually patterned sphere of routine human cognition.  T. S. Eliot described it as ‘a raid on the inarticulate’, a somewhat aggressive characterisation that Heidegger and spiritual traditions of the East would dispute. I offer only ’songlines’ here, without commentary. For background and an account of Language as Revelation see ‘The Poetry of Saying (1) and (2)’ under ReSource.

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