La página en blanco es tu maestra
Ut pictura poesis

The page, the page, that eternal blankness, the blankness of eternity which you cover slowly, affirming time’s scrawl as a right and your daring as necessity; the page, which you cover woodenly, ruining it, but asserting your freedom and power to act, acknowledging that you ruin everything you touch but touching it nevertheless, because acting is better than being here in mere opacity; the page, which you cover slowly with the crabbed thread of your gut; the page in the purity of its possibilities; the page of your death, against which you pit such flawed excellences as you can muster with all your life’s strength: that page will teach you to write.

Annie Dillard

Ut pictura poesis

La música y la literatura, las dos artes temporales, forjan su diseño con sonidos en el tiempo o, en otras palabras, con sonidos y pausas. Puede existir comunicación con palabras fragmentarias, los asuntos diarios podrían resolverse usando únicamente sustantivos, pero no es a esto a lo que llamamos literatura; y la verdadera tarea del artista literario consiste en trenzar o[…]

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