Franz Kafka On Music And Poetry

efbb8-img_0834Franz Kafka (July 3, 1883 – June 3, 1924)

Music creates new, subtler, more complicated, and therefore more dangerous pleasures… But poetry aims at clarifying the wilderness of pleasures, at intellectualizing, purifying, and therefore humanizing them. Music is a multiplication of sensuous life; poetry, on the other hand, disciplines and elevates it.