Memorizing Rilke, Reciting Mallarme

Pooling together what we know is first order. We move forward in each others languages or not at all. I am memorizing Rilke, not so far up the shore. You recite Mallarme over my nervous meditation. Together, we are mincing the obtuseness of our genetics, while I down a million heartworms. Later, we can pillage […]

Jack Gilbert on women

“We are allowed women so we can get into bed with the Lord, however partial and momentary that is.”      (Gilbert also wrote: “I relish the physical surface of a woman, but I am importantly haunted by the ghost inside.”