On the Origins of DistinctionSeptember 2, 2009 at 7:22 pm | Posted in poetry, sheer selfindulgence, writing | 15 Comments
Tags: poetry, writing
A very long and scholarly article like a purple sash
for making the distinction between the word and the thing.
Unless we should spend eternity spinning
new and more dead metaphors to create
a carnival literature of image.
Speed would have to count for something
an unwillingness to stop just short
of hems. Some hermits
are best left sleeping son, he says,
the old bastard never said much anyway
especially when too long standing
with sun overhead
acting up the drunken cartographer
arguing with his dresser.