Tuesday, July 28, 2015

white nights and mouths of desire

   mussel study # 2:  trout street               may 2015

Poems fulfill longings and put life back together again.

Poetry is the shortest distance between two humans.

Poetry assuages our absolute loneliness in the lonely universe.

It is the distillation of articulate animals calling to each other across a great gulf.

It speaks the unspeakable.  It utters the inutterable sigh of the heart. 
It is made by dissolving halos in oceans of sound

-- from "Poetry as Insurgent Art,"  Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 1975