Poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air. Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable. Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away. Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance - Carl Sandburg..........Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject - John Keats .........Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge - William Wordsworth ..........Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand - Plato .........No man was ever yet a great poet, without being at the same time a profound philosopher. For poetry is the blossom and the fragrance of all human knowledge, human thoughts, human passions, emotions, language - Samuel Taylor Coleridge .........One demands two things of a poem. Firstly, it must be a well-made verbal object that does honor to the language in which it is written. Secondly, it must say something significant about a reality common to us all, but perceived from a unique perspective. What the poet says has never been said before, but, once he has said it, his readers recognize its validity for themselves - W. H. Auden ...........Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash - Leonard Cohen .........There is a pleasure in poetic pains which only poets know - William Cowper .........Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood -T. S. Eliot ..........Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason - Novalis...........He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life - George Sand .........A poem is never finished, only abandoned - Paul Valery ........A poet is a bird of unearthly excellence, who escapes from his celestial realm arrives in this world warbling. If we do not cherish him, he spreads his wings and flies back into his homeland - Kahlil Gibran.............Poetry should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance - John Keats..........To be a poet is a condition, not a profession - Robert Frost........A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself - E. M. Forster.........Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo - Don Marquis...........Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things - T. S. Eliot ..........You can tear a poem apart to see what makes it tick. You're back with the mystery of having been moved by words. The best craftsmanship always leaves holes and gaps so that something that is not in the poem can creep, crawl, flash or thunder in - Dylan Thomas .........Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words - Paul Engle......... There is not a joy the world can give like that it takes away! Lord Byron

顾城 - Gu Cheng - جو تشنج

顧城 - 中国

جو تشنج Gu Cheng

(1956 - 1993)


顾城:男,原籍上海,1956年生于北京,1969年随父下放山东东北农场,1974年回北京。 做过搬运工、 锯木工、借调编辑等。1980年所在单位解散,成为待业者。 文革期间开始诗歌写作,1973年开始学画,1977年重新开始写作,在《今天》发表诗作后在诗歌界引起强烈反响和巨大争论,并成朦胧诗派的主要代表。1980年初所在单位解体,失去工作,从此过漂游生活。1985年加入中国作家协会。1987年应邀出访欧美进行文化交流、讲学活动。1988年赴新西兰,讲授中国古典文学,被聘为奥克兰大学亚语系研究员。后辞职隐居激流岛。1992年获德国DAAD创作年金,在德国写作。1993年10月8日在其新西兰寓所因婚变杀死妻子谢烨后自杀。留下大量诗、文、书法、绘画等作品1992年获德国DAAD创作年金。1993年获伯尔创作基金,并在德写作。 1993年3月曾回国探亲。惨案发生时,值其夫妇从德返新西兰不久。著作主要有《黑眼睛》(1986年人民文学出 版社出版)、《英儿》(1994年元月北京华艺出版社出版,与谢桦合著)、《灵台独语》(1994年3月敦煌文艺出版社出版,老木、阿杨编)、《顾城诗集》、《顾城童话寓言诗选》、《城》等,部分作品被译为英、德、法等多国文字。另有文集《生命停止的地方,灵魂在前进》,组诗《城》、鬼进城》、 从自然到自我》、《没有目的的我》。小说《英儿》为诗人于弃世前与其妻雷米(谢烨)合著。


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