March 15, 2007

A conversation between Huidobro and Braque

Is a poem a poem?
And isn’t an orange just an orange,
and not an apple?

Yet next to each other, the orange
ceases to be orange
the apple ceases to be apple,
and together the two
become fruit.

—Shin Yu Pai
first published in Gastronomica and later published Equivalence (La Alameda, 2003)

Posted by dwaber at March 15, 2007 11:57 AM