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Author QuotedMarbodus Redonensis
Title QuotedOpuscula
Date (Year/Month/Day)1948/03/04
Imprint[S.l.] : Migne. [s.d.]
QuotationYesterday I discovered that there were marvelous poets in the 12th century. I never knew it except by vague hearsay. But for the first time I read Marbod of Rennes and he is wonderful. Such skill! What he can do with meters and rhymes. He is very slick and very sure of himself and his poetry is above all alive. It is just as much a living medium as classical Latin and somehow younger than classical Latin. Plenty of delicacy and energy at the same time. Serious in such a way that he is as stimulating as if he were being funny, and his poems make you dance and laugh and make you very happy.
Quotation SourceEntering the Silence: Becoming a Monk and Writer. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 2, 1941-1952.; Edited by Jonathan Montaldo. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 175
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