|After the original reverberation we are able to experience
resonances, sentimental repercussions, reminders of our past. But the
image has touched the depths before it stirs the surface. And this is
true of the simple experience of reading. The image offered us by reading
the poem now becomes really our own. It takes root in us. It has been
given us by another, but we begin to have the impression that we could
have created it. It becomes a new being in our language, expressing us
by making us what it expresses; in other words, it is at once a becoming
of expression, and a becoming of our being.
Here expression creates being.