Poem for July 17

July 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

Auguries of Contradiction

 

how can a thought that does not exist not exist, can not exist, responding to a question?

If not exist, where’s the question provoking it then…

The eye must hear its contradictions and see through itself — in an act of freedom.

As the parrot in my room talks to me, affectionless

and vast.

Questions and answers are mirrors reflecting each other’s emptiness

where the eye travels.

 

– Murat Nemet-Nejat, from The Spiritual Life of Replicants (Talisman House, 2011)

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