“........because to understand is to merge and to identify with. That is the secret of poetry. We consume ourselves in the beloved woman, we consume ourselves in the idea we believe, we burn in the landscape we are moved by."”
“"Laughter, on the other hand," Petrarch went on, "is an explosion that tears us away from the world and throws us back into our own cold solitude. Joking is a barrier between men and the world. Joking is the enemy of love and poetry. that's why I tell you yet again, and want you to keep in mind: boccaccio doesn't understand love. Love can never be laughable. Love has nothing in common with laughter."”
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