Mon, October 10, 2011 - 7:48 PM
The texts
are insistent:
it takes two points
to make a distance.

The cubit,
for instance,
is nothing
till you use it.

Then it is rigid
and bracelike;
it has actual strength.

Something metal
runs through every length-

the very armature
of love perhaps.

Only distance
lets distance collapse.

-Kay Ryan

(image "great rivers of the world, straightened, aligned and sorted by length" by Suárez Miranda)

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Fri, October 21, 2011 - 5:49 PM

i do i do i do not mind lengths of twine,
armature making for pliancy,
lengths and lengths
for my spine
lengths from which to lace -
interlace with heavenly sky hooks ...

those fluid serpentine aqualine
those ones i do i do choose to embrace
the rivers of the world
the traces of wind
the patterns of moss
the denting of frost