The Numinous Without the Divine

Brian Fawcett
“Robin And Me; The New American Poetry and Us”
Robin Blaser

In his introduction to The Shadow Line (1920) Joseph Conrad put it in writers’ terms better than I can: “All my moral and intellectual being is penetrated by a invincible conviction that whatever falls under the dominion of our senses must be in nature and, however exceptional, cannot differ in its essence from all the other effects of the visible and tangible world of which we are a self-conscious part. The world of the living contains enough marvels and mysteries as it is — marvels and mysteries acting upon our emotions and intelligence in ways so inexplicable that it would almost justify the conception of life as an enchanted state.”

And so for day 2966

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