One can’t have literary comprehension without real experience, mere grammatical knowledge of the words is useless without recognition of their values, and when you young people want to understand a country and its language you should start by seeing it at its most beautiful, in the strength of its youth, at its most passionate. You should begin by hearing the language in the mouths of the poets who create and perfect it, you must have felt poetry warm and alive in your hearts before we start anatomizing it. All phenomena, all humanity is to be recognized only in its fiery form, only in passion. For the intellect arises from the blood, thought from passion, passion from enthusiasm—enthusiasm first, then diligence—enthusiasm giving you the finest, most extreme and greatest tutorial in the world, before you turn to studying the words.
all the risk in trusting you,
I pretended I didn’t see them.
the long jump I took,
I was ready to cross the bridge.
Then the moon shouted,
‘he won’t do the same, you fool’.
not giving a single care,
I’m still standing there waiting.
Now you realize,
it takes two to tango.
One won’t do.