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.
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.
All that matters is that the thing be the thing of the thing.
Atlantis will rise again.
I sound like Homer. I mean Winslow Homer.
O.K. I'm running out of appetite. Let this swirl- a bit like Crab Nebula- do for now.
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.
The heroes of the present will retreat to the imitation they are anyhow.
I take space to be the central fact to man born in America. I spell it large because it comes large here. Large and without mercy.
Fact is based upon vulgar matter.
You can do anything, literally, right? That's one of the exciting possibilities of the present.
I'm trying to climb up both walls at once.
I defer to all these other American poets who, for some reason, I both envy and admire.
I don't live for poetry. I live far more than anybody else does.
I was playing catch with the European audience.
I'm sorry, but I was born with a towel on my head.
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