Sounds of the city

 

 

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“In fact, everything corroborates my view that the image of the city’s ocean roar is in the very “nature of things”, and that it is a true image. It is also a salutary thing to naturalize sound in order to make it less hostile. Just in passing, I have noted the following delicate nuance of the beneficent image in the work of a young contemporary poet, Yvonne Caroutch, for whom dawn in the city is the “murmur of an empty shell. “ Being myself an early riser, this image helps me to wake up gently and naturally. However, any image is a good one, provided we know how to use it.”

Text from The Poetics of space by Gaston Bachelard