What survives thought is thought, right, darling, right?

September 10, 2011

See those starlings?  Don’t think tableau vivant
Here. Birds are just a variable, with their
So-called indifference to the blaze of light.
They are like thoughts in semaphore, they want
A tree to stay a tree, a bird to stay
A bird… but suppose starlings can return in dreams
As toucans, and semaphore can become
As alive as any sycamore tree. Let’s say
What survives thought is thought itself. Suppose
Nuts crack against the ground like jumping bullets
In a contest with gravity, that giants war
Against something too grave to be simple tableaus.
Let’s say those birds singing in the semaphore
Tree dream a little dream; that it’s a metaphor.


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