Poets are the hierophants of an unapprehended inspiration; the mirrors of the gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present; the words which express what they understand not; the trumpets which sing to battle and feel not what they inspire; the influence which is moved not, but moves. Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.

Bysshe Shelley

I came upon this quote thanks to the online dictionary, after searching for the definition to the word, hierophant.

hi·er·o·phant

 /ˈhaɪərəˌfænt, ˈhaɪrə-, haɪˈɛrə-/ Show Spelled[hahy-er-uh-fant, hahy-ruh-, hahy-er-uh-]

noun

1.

(in ancient Greece) an official expounder of rites of worship and sacrifice.
2.

any interpreter of sacred mysteries or esoteric principles; mystagogue.
Which is very interesting, being one of the characters from a deck of tarot, concerning, at least in my cards, an old tree leaning over with a face and a staff.
-ali (aka pluto sky)
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