Poetry

“no ideas / but in things” / – William Carlos Williams – Mark Lewis Redford

there is no poetry but in objects
there is no thought but in ‘scape

           well …
there is but then it has become obsession
           despite
           ‘scape
it has become word and struggle despite
           form
(like Plato lost in a filtered whiff
escaping from phenomena to form
and wondering how to connect
back)

           far better
to scaffold and gantry the ‘scape
           and let
the poem build inside it like a
           thought
(like Aristotle finding the essence
in the very form its self)

          it’s true
it’s true but it still took me ages
          writing this
          outside in

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2 thoughts on ““no ideas / but in things” / – William Carlos Williams – Mark Lewis Redford

  1. Pingback: No Ideas But in Things: Poetry as Exploration | The Dad Poet

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