7 oct. 2010

The greatest Spanish poet of the 2nd half of the twentieth century, Claudio Rodríguez, was a sports fan. He wrote a brief essay on handball in which he said:

"Cuánta ignorancia, cuánto desdén del llamado intelectual hacia el deporte y, desde luego, hacia su práctica." (What ignorance, what disdain, of the so-called intellectual toward sports and, of course, their practice.)

I would add: how much effort is spent in separating poetry from music, dance, athleticism, performance, any kind of embodiment.