Could poetry both freely create and rationally assert? Could it speak from the unconscious but still make conscious sense? Bonnefoy’s solution was to convey the motion back and forth between these two states: the physical and the symbolic, the real and the dream.

On the French poet Yves Bonnefoy

@vgr a lot of your longform is similar IMO. They’re rooted in pop culture but expand into multiple interpretations requiring the reader to project. Poetry uses terseness, requiring the reader to fill in the blanks. RF has a lot of analogies and unexpected pattern.

It’s interesting that beautiful terseness and refactoring due to new emergent understanding are both “master level” things in programming, which is stereotypically non-appreciative of beauty.

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