The Power of Internal Motion


  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison January 11, 2011 at 4:35 pm .

    Vassilis, here&#39;s Machado:<br /><br />Man owns four things<br />that are no good at sea:<br />anchor, rudder, oars,<br />and the fear of going down.

  2. vazambam
    vazambam January 11, 2011 at 7:12 am .

    I&#39;ll second what Conrad says and toss in a haiku by Seferis that has always been one of my favorites:<br /><br /><i>Haiku Twelve</i><br /><br />What&#39;s wrong with the rudder?<br />The boat goes in circles<br />And not a single gull in sight<br /><br />word verification: meddlers!

  3. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato January 10, 2011 at 10:41 pm .

    Finally, she tosses off what ought to be a touchstone for every poet: &quot;I don&#39;t know how to talk about what poetry is, except to talk about the experience. It&#39;s good to have your hand on the rudder, and know when the current is moving powerfully.&quot; <br /><br />Priceless! Maybe Eliot, Valery could be said to have talked &quot;about the experience&quot;.<br /><br />Joseph, thanks

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