Pythagorean Silence by Susan Howe

J0227746 Pythagorean Silence (an excerpt)
by Susan Howe
1.


age of earth and us all chattering

a sentence   or character
suddenly

steps out to seek for truth   fails
falls

into a stream of ink   Sequence
trails off

must go on

waving fables and faces   War
doings of the war

manoeuvering between points
between

any two points     which is
what we want   (issues at stake)

bearings and so

holes in a cloud   are minutes passing
which is

which
view   odds of images swept rag-tag

silver and grey
epitomes

seconds   forgeries engender
(are blue)   or blacker

flocks of words flying together   tense
as an order

cast off to crows
From The Europe of Trusts by Susan Howe. Copyright © 1990 by Susan Howe.