Monday, May 11, 2015

Why Monk Poetry?

It may sound highfalutin 
yet ’tis but simple-hearted:

If poetry elicits 
our own self-refined feeling, 

monkpoetry means to still 
our emotion, such that we

may attain simple feeling 
of being . . . though we always

already are be-ing such, 
having only forgot much,

for being, say, out of touch.
The monk in us in touch just

uses poetic form to
inform then transform all form

all around, all the while so
to say the unsayable

by saying only what’s
necessarily possible,

which by all modal logic 
points to the necessary.

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