“The poets are wrong of course. … But then poets are almost always wrong about facts. That’s because they are not really interested in facts: only in truth: which is why the truth they speak is so true that even those who hate poets by simple and natural instinct are exalted and terrified by it.”
— William Faulkner from The Town
November 8, 2014 at 9:31 am
The scientists and reporters
May get it right today
But tomorrow brings a thousand facts
that blow them all away.
The poets, on the other hand,
May seem, at first, obscure
But one must work to understand
Their insight, deep and pure.
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