This chapter focuses on how the sea is an inexhaustible source of moments of potential minimal poetry (Valsiner, 2017). Starting out with certain considerations regarding the poetic, the ordinary and the sublime in semiotics and philosophy of art, the authors treat the poetic as a way of restoring our amazement at things. The authors are not interested in talking about works of art, but about the experience of the ordinary aesthetic in dealing with two images of the sea, one related to the meetings between sacred and profane, and the other associated with the experience of the deterritorialization of the immigrant. Rarely is the sea simply the sea. For the fisherman, the religious woman, the lovers, the immigrant, the sea is always an imagined sea.
Maria Virginia Dazzani wrote this chapter being Bolsista do CNPq—Brasil/CNPq scholarship holder—Brazil.
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