There's a crystallization that goes on in a poem which the young man can bring off, but whichthe middle-aged man can't.
I call "crystallization" that action of the mind that discovers fresh perfections in its beloved at every turn of events.stendhal
There's a crystallization that goes on in a poem which the young man can bring off, but which the middle-aged man can't.john updike
The normal present connects the past and the future through limitation. Contiguity results, crystallization by means of solidification. There also exists, however, a spiritual present that identifies past and future through dissolution, and this mixture is the element, the atmosphere of the poet.novalis