Words and sentences are like symphonies and constellations: they have no content of their own; they exist because we listen to them and look at them.
-Neuroscientist and linguist Andrea Moro, Impossible Languages
We find ourselves experiencing in words, on the inside of words, secret movements of our own.
-Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space
Part of an exploratory project about my mother’s poetry
My mother was a psychologist, professor and accomplished poet, having published over 500 poems at the time of her death in 2016.