The Poet Names the Gods

The poet names the gods, and names all the things in that which they are.

This naming does not consist merely in something already known being supplied with a name; it is rather that when the poet speaks the essential word, the existent is by this naming nominated as what it is. So it becomes known as existent. Poetry is the establishing of being by means of the word.

Only and for the first time in this Between is it decided, who man is and where he is settling his existence.

~ Martin Heidegger

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