Wizard Island & Crater Lake, Oregon
to possess this new liberty, this leaping of the imagination,|
triumphant over reality, over relative values, smashing
the bars of reason's cage, and bird that it is, obedient to
the voice of the wind, detach itself from the earth to soar
higher, farther... O, wonderful responsibility of poets...
With one thrust they pushed back the horizon and there
in the midst of space have just discovered an Island.
We touch this Island with our finger.
René Crevel's surrealist essay L'Esprit contre la raison (1924)
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