Saturday, January 1, 2011

Quote du Jour: Poetry

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from “On Poetry and Language” – Robert Lax

xxx.

(language is a
phoenix

poetry a phoenix

reborn
from its
own

ashes

xxx.

(let the language
fall to ashes

& poetry
will arise)

let the language
fall to ashes

& new language
will arise

xxx.
xxx
XX[…]

Poetry may express
the poet

xxx.

It may serve as discourse
from man to man

More truly it moves
between man & God

xxx.

The psalmist David
sang for the Lord,

& the spirit of the
Lord replied

xxx.
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3 comments:

irenic cannon said...

i like lax
lax
ax
ax me again
lax
axe me
axe thee word
lax
take up your axe
and follow me
got my fender duosonic

Rodak said...

I like him, too. He had "eyes to see."

irenic cannon said...

"the watcher is in me"
great poem