“She thought him passive, laid-back, and she didn’t remember his poems. In retrospect, she felt he’d used poetry as a launching pad. “Part of the reason poetry gets sneered at as a form so often is because it’s where so many people began,” she says. “Poetry is very often a plan. Like a list. At the beginning of a career, it can be a list of the directions one wants to go.” --Eileen Myles on David Wojnarowic, Cynthia Carr's “Fire in the Belly.”
Which explains why I have been so upset with being bored and directed and entranced with my own list for this long.
And, there is always the hope that poetry is a mesh of black and white, A screen through which the air of the ultimate sensorium passes. A grid that will map us back toward the most sensate