Dieter Thomä on naming and the poets.
Heidegger himself discovers some of his relatives among the poets: Arthur Rimbaud and Georg Trakl, and this list has been expanded with René Char and Guillaume Apollinaire. A glance at their poems makes clear the effect of the "is" benefits not only "things" in Heidegger's limited sense, but events, experiences, and feelings, too; they are, as it were, immobilized by the intemıption of the stream of language brought about by the obstinately repeated "it is." This enhancement of the competence attributed to the "it is" confirms its plausibility as a language-game beyond the realm yielded by Heidegger. I can only mention the fact that Heidegger's conception could illuminatingly be compared to two other authors, namely Walter Benjamin and Robert Antelme. Both stress the saving function of naming, and they seek to come to terms with the question of how isolated and isolating names may be accompanied or complemented with a language based on associations, qualities, and correspondences.
From "The name on the edge of language".