Today is Derek Walcott's birthday. He was born in Castries, Saint Lucia in 1930.
In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech in 1992, he said:
For every poet it is always morning in the world. History a forgotten, insomniac night; History and elemental awe are always our early beginning, because the fate of poetry is to fall in love with the world, in spite of History.
Falling in love with the world in spite of history. A wonderful thought to carry into this week.
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