Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Today more than ever (2006)

------------------------------------------------------------tale of the tribe

-------------------------cave art of the Paleolithic

for poets to come forward as voices
--participants in the larger

-------------------------------------to invite more of the world to enter -------(the poem)

-------------------------------------------------illicit tongue

------------------poets taking many
-----------------------------simultaneous positions
---------to approach, enquire into

---------------------------"it is language that thinks"
-----------------------------language as instrument of vision

------------------poet as endangered species

---------the wider human fate

-----------------today more than ever -------(is the reason)

----------------------the only time allowed to us ----------------------(on earth)

------------------------------------------sense of dangers & repressions still persisting
-----------------------------------an even darker
------------------------------------------------------fatal voice

-----------------our book is bounded
---------our book is open

------------------------------------------------------------------------(a strange fear of freedom)

1 comment:

  1. This poem was written during my reading of the introduction to the second volume of 'Poems for the Millennium', edited by Jerome Rothenberg and Pierre Joris. Several phrases have been sampled from that text in the construction of my poem.