Sunday, September 16, 2007


one comes to language
from afar, the ear ponders,
swishes into town


hat said...

these three lines come directly from two poems by Jonathan Williams: "A Honey Lamb" and "A Vulnerary". I did a bit of splicing so that the middle line merges one poem into the next -- sort of a morphing of elisions...?

hat said...

I should also say that I find Jonathan Williams difficult to engage and understand, and approaching his poetry really does feel like what this haiku says, or at least I hope it says...