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
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.
There are no hierarchies, no infinite, no such many as mass, there are only/ eyes in all heads,/ to be looked out of.
I sound like Homer. I mean Winslow Homer.
The poem, for me, is simply the first sound realized in the modality of being.
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.
I'm one of the cliches that has grown up.
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
Fact is based upon vulgar matter.
And all now is war
where so lately there was peace,
and the sweet brotherhood, the use
of tilled fields.
what pudor pejorocracy affronts
how awe, night-rest and neighborhood can rot
what breeds where dirtiness is law
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
Is it not the play of the mind we are after? Is it not that that shows a mind is there at all?
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.
You can do anything, literally, right? That's one of the exciting possibilities of the present.
Were all moving, moving, moving. Isnt it nice?
I don't live for poetry. I live far more than anybody else does.
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