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Diane Ackerman
(1948-____) born on
Oct 7
US poet, writer, social worker. She is noted for stretching the limits of what poets write about; wrote "The Other Night," 1974.
There is no way in which to understand the world without first detecting it through the radar-net of our senses.

We live on the leash of our senses.
A poem records emotions and moods that lie beyond normal language, that can only be patched together and hinted at metaphorically.
It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.
I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "A Natural History of the Senses," 1990.
R: "A Natural History of the Senses," 1990.
A: "The Writer on Her Work," vol, 1, ed. Janet Sternburg, 1991.
N: "A Natural History of the Senses," 1990.
K: In "Simpson's Contemporary Quotations," by James B. Simpson, 1988.

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