Thursday, May 27

The unexamined life's no different from
                    the examined life -
Unanswerable questions, small talk,
Unprovable theorems, long-abandoned arguments -
You've got to write it all down.
Landscape or waterscape, light-length on evergreen, dark sidebar
Of evening,
                    you've got to write it down.
Memory's handkerchief, death's dream and automobile,
God's sleep,
                    you've still got to write it down,
Moon half-empty, moon half-full,
Night starless and egoless, night blood-black and prayer-black,
Spider at work between the hedges,
Last bird call,
                    toad in a damp place, tree frog in a dry ...
 - Charles Wright
Black Zodiac

  • ". . . as I have said often enough, I write for myself in multiplicate,
    a not unfamiliar phenomenon on the horizon of shimmering deserts."
    - Vladimir Nabokov