Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Oysters. How do oysters resemble editing a poem?

For oysters it's in eating at least a dozen. One after another.
For a poem it's re-reading, re-reading until the taste, the texture combine in a palpably fresh way. That's the process of editing.

For me, this comparison is null and void with clams on the half-shell. Cooked, yes.

1 comment:

  1. (step 17 down)

    It seemed they had passed this on the way up
    a massive column and an inscription about air

    but it was becoming difficult to calculate
    a beginning and and end

    the journey incomplete and meant to be that way
    a hello and goodbye in the same corridor of fate