Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Poems are not machines.. though they take in raw material and transform them... I rather like the word 'organum' ... though in a way that echoes, but doesn't adhere to conventional definitions.. polyphonic music--with its intersecting multiplicity of voices & cantus firmus, absolutely.. and the medical use of the term.. teeth, organs assisting in, and essential to digestion.. .but peripheral rather than central to the processes of transforming food into the cells and organs of the body. The poem as Organum...

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