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.


Larry Eigner

—for Diana Manister


“when you search the

spontaneous thing”

—Larry Eigner, “The Fine Life,”

On My Eyes


When I search for—the thing

The spontaneous thing—already there

It becomes even more—spontaneous

Do it yourself—try it & see


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


Heurtebise—your chauffeur

Eurydice—your wife

Maria Casares—La princesse

The Land of Dis—Spontaneous now


Words—your Rolls Royce

Language—your motorcycle escort

Writing—thru the liquid mirror

Runtime—Saturday matinee


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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