In an article about Jean de la Fontaine, Paul Valéry floods you with great little ideas. Here are some, for your thinking pleasure :
Nonchalance carefully considered. Facility : the apogee of art
Easiness from experience? Or as a will, a process? Not engaging all strengths?
Inventing limits? Effort roads? Fighting against a delightful memory? An intelligent enemy?
To change what happens into what stays
Capturing? Drawing? Inspiration? Creativity?
So many advantages of which you hardly see the shadows
Lured? Trap? Stupidity?
Some commandments who seems so futile
Thinking out of the box and contempting what we see? Godless spirit watching religion?
To think an instinct of the artificial exists
The obedience of clay
Never a finding – or an assembly of findings – could establish a work
When all that counts is well veiled
What do expand here? You have two hours!
Thanks for reading!
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