After the two previous articles about the autobiographical and the trans-autobiographical narrative, in this one the author analyses the poetic thinking. It is different from the narrative thinking, because the poetical logic is more intuitive and closer to Freud’s Preconscious. Furthermore, it connects the subjective field to the universal one, through intuitive and unpredictable logical paths. Poetry arises from the author’s inner silence and the reader can know himself through the words and the semantic blanks of the text. The poetical discourse activates, in the author and in the reader, a psychological process of rêverie (Bion), so they can grasp the mystery of Lacan’s ‘Thing’. It requires to activate the ‘negative capability’ (Bion) and produces some reparative effects which are deeper than in the prose.
Keywords: Bion, Lacan, poetry, prose, narrative thinking