examples of a certain kind of thinking #3

Jim Leftwich


​Sun Ra, Words and The Impossible

The elasticity of words
The phonetic-dimension of words
The multi-self of words
Is energy for thought — If it is a reality.
The idea that words
Can form themselves into the impossible
Then the way to the impossible
Is through the words.


Robert Creeley, from Pieces (1969)

The pen,
the lines it
leaves, forms
divine — nor
laugh nor giggle.
This prescription
is true.
Truth is a scrawl,
all told
in all.