Quotation by Adrienne Rich

No one lives in this room
without confronting the whiteness of the wall
behind the poems, planks of books,
photographs of dead heroines.
Without contemplating last and late
the true nature of poetry. The drive
to connect. The dream of a common language.
Adrienne Rich (b. 1929), U.S. poet. Origins and History of Consciousness, The Dream of a Common Language (1978).
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