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
I'm one of the cliches that has grown up.
An American is a complex of occasions, themselves a geometry of spatial nature.
Knowledge is the harvest of attention
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.
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.
Forgive me if I sleep until I wake up.
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.
Were all moving, moving, moving. Isnt it nice?
You don't help people in your poems. I've been trying to help people all my life - that's my trouble
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