The Cleave Poetry Webzine [ISSN: 1758-9223]

Spontaneous thing by Dennis Kelly

In submission on December 7, 2008 at 10:52 pm

This cleave and Three-Way Poetics were first published here at Dennis Kelly’s poetry blog and mentioned here on Ron Silliman’s blog.

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Larry Eigner

—for Diana Manister

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“when you search the

spontaneous thing”

—Larry Eigner, “The Fine Life,”

On My Eyes

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When I search for—the thing

The spontaneous thing—already there

It becomes even more—spontaneous

Do it yourself—try it & see

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What blooms—in drought

Isn’t you or me—it’s intuition

The other radio—the Red Sox one

The Orphée one—just ask Cocteau

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Heurtebise—your chauffeur

Eurydice—your wife

Maria Casares—La princesse

The Land of Dis—Spontaneous now

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Words—your Rolls Royce

Language—your motorcycle escort

Writing—thru the liquid mirror

Runtime—Saturday matinee

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The more—you read

The more—you write

The more—you cleave

The more—you see

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  1. Thank you Dennis, for the poem! It enacts the spontaneity it praises. Diana

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