“Those” Aphorisms by Auden and Adorno
Of course, poetry makes nothing happen except in the imagination, but what is more crucial than imagination?
To be able to imagine beyond one’s sphere means that any true affirmation of life becomes an act of cruelty. One must affirm not only the “good,” but also the “not good.”
From Waiting To Be Dangerous: Dissability and Confessionalism, by Sheila Black.