Word-Skeins / Paint- Skeins


Photograph BY MARTHA HOLMES/TIME & LIFE PICTURES/GETTY IMAGES



Luxury 

Word-skeins, 
ropes of language, flaxen cordage, 
what luxury to coil its supple circumference

in spools, rolls, bobbins, reels, 
weaving and looping,knotting, untangling, 
slipping a blade to its fibers --

instead of history this entitlement,
this private wonder,
this poem.




from Seven Notebooks, by Campbell McGrath

Comments

Paul Behnke said…
http://poetry.about.com/od/poemsbytitlef/l/blyaupollock.htm