Sunday, January 4, 2015

Culture War

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 9:00 PM

From a NY Times  obituary for an Arkansas poet,
Miller Williams, who reportedly died at 84
on New Year's Day —

The title of Lucinda Williams’s most recent album,
"Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone,” is a
slightly altered line from one of her father’s poems,
which reads in its entirety:

Have compassion for everyone you meet,
even if they don’t want it. What seems conceit,
bad manners, or cynicism is always a sign
of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen.
You do not know what wars are going on
down there where the spirit meets the bone.

Related material:

And from a sequel to
New Year's Greeting from Franz Kafka:

The above phrase "aimed at the heart of poetic language"
suggests an image from the poet's daughter's album —

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