Set 15: There is contact

1.
before you interpret the meaning
there is contact

2.
I sing comprehension and yearn for chaos

3.
before I move an inch, I must be moved by meaning

4.
love encompasses all dread

5.
recreate the wheel—manifest a new ideal

6.
the poet is called back to the jungle
to hear his own pleading

7.
to wait and grind the teeth on prayer—a Jewish head-case still

8.
how insignificant where we start
to be alive or dead—that’s all

9.
not there—but growth from here

10.
sullen stones will speak to you
just speak to them

11.
beginnings avoid middles
and never reach the end!

12.
oh ambition—why have thou forsaken me?

13.
listening is like, so extinct

14.
to envision heaven, you must be prepared to enter

15.
it takes courage to live with your soul

16.
the earth erupts with its ignorance
while its wisdom is largely ignored

17.
the wise are last to the skies

18.
there are not enough islands for man
where the fruit is free and reached by hand

19.
mosquitos reproduce from thin air
no matter how many I kill

20.
find the old source of your pride
and dig for it

21.
the suburbs raise on this seed:
do what you like not what you need

22.
the soul’s work is to undo
the conventions that keep it clothed

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