Quote from Derek Walcott Quote about poetry

Quote about poetry

I’m writing this quote from Derek Walcott because I want to remember it and because it rings true.

He said this following in his 1992 Nobel Prize acceptance speech:

“For every poet it is always morning in the world. History a forgotten, insomniac night; History and elemental awe are always our early beginning, because the fate of poetry is to fall in love with the world, in spite of History.”