21 November 2008

Getting and Knowing



A friend passed along a Dylan Thomas poem to me not long ago, and it inspired a poem of my own. I've appreciated Thomas' "Do not go gentle into that good night" for some time -- there is a feeling of "to the resistance!" or "viva la revolucion."
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After Dylan Thomas

I'll take what I can get,
You say,
And me?
I say
I'll get what I am able to see.

Do we mean the same thing?
I simply want to touch him.

-- kNOw
(Saber and conocer)
Pain shall be meaning in my lips,
Shall be flesh blood and bone surrounding.
Learn to revel in the reality of
Wide-eyed and blind
seeing.