I have had to learn the simplest things
last. Which made for difficulties.
Whatever you have to say, leave The roots on, let them Dangle And the dirt Just to make clear Where they come from.
What does not change is the will to change
Knowledge is the harvest of attention
I'm one of the cliches that has grown up.
An American is a complex of occasions, themselves a geometry of spatial nature.
Atlantis will rise again.
I sound like Homer. I mean Winslow Homer.
This morning of the small snow I count the blessings, the leak in the faucet which makes of the sink time, the drop of the water on water.
O.K. I'm running out of appetite. Let this swirl- a bit like Crab Nebula- do for now.
All that matters is that the thing be the thing of the thing.
There is a grace of life which is still yours, my dear Europe.
A poem is energy transferred from where the poet got it (he will have some several causations), by way of the poem itself to, all the way over to, the reader.
of rhythm is image / of image is knowing / of knowing there is / a construct
The poem, for me, is simply the first sound realized in the modality of being.
There are no hierarchies, no infinite, no such many as mass, there are only/ eyes in all heads,/ to be looked out of.
I was playing catch with the European audience.
I'm sorry, but I was born with a towel on my head.
I defer to all these other American poets who, for some reason, I both envy and admire.
And all now is war
where so lately there was peace,
and the sweet brotherhood, the use
of tilled fields.
has been given its orders: the seasons
the soul and the body, and make mock
of any dispersed effort. The hour of death
is the only trespass
one loves only form, and form only comes into existence when the thing is born.
Dead, hung up indoors, the kingfisher
will not indicate a favoring wind,
or avert the thunderbolt.
Not one death but many,
not accumulation but change, the feed-back proves, the feed-back is
The flowers are ravined
by bees, the fruit blossoms
are thrown to the ground, the wind
the rain forces everything.
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