June 21, 2007

‘The Mysterious Laws of Poetry’

     after José Lezama Lima

These are really quite unable.
As laws.
As they tend to shy away.
From discovery.
Mystery, you see, is not a prelude.
To anything.
Makes no difference.
If the facts are established.
And poetry.
A deliberate act become random.
If you understand it.
You didn’t.
Its mysterious laws preclude.
Anything but.

—MTC Cronin

Posted by dwaber at June 21, 2007 04:19 PM